Catalogs provide organization users with catalogs of vApp templates and media that they can use to create vApps and install applications on virtual machines. Catalogs can be shared between organizations in different instances of vCloud Director, between organizations in the same instance of vCloud Director, or remain accessible only within the host organization.
- Click the Manage & Monitor tab and click Organizations in the left pane.
- Right-click the organization name and select Properties.
- Click the Catalog tab.
- Select a catalog publishing option and click OK.
Option Description Cannot publish catalogs Organization administrator cannot publish any catalogs for users outside of the organization. Allow publishing catalogs to all organizations Organization administrator can publish a catalog for users in all organizations.
- Set the organization catalog policies.
Option Description Allow sharing catalogs to other organizations Allows organization administrators to share this organization's catalogs with other organizations in this instance of vCloud Director.
If you do not select this option, organization administrators are still able to share catalogs within the organization.
Allow creation of catalog feeds for consumption by external organizations Allows organization administrators to share this organization's catalogs with organizations outside this instance of vCloud Director. Allow subscription to external catalog feeds Allows organization administrators to subscribe this organization to catalog feeds from outside this instance of vCloud Director.
- Click OK.
What to do next
To avoid overloading the system during catalog synchronizations, you can limit the number of library items that can be synced at the same time by using the cell management tool. See Configuring Catalog Synchronization Throttling.