Open a virtual datacenter to view and manage the vApps, vApp templates, and media object it contains, to send administrative notifications to its users, and to view its other properties.


This operation requires the rights included in the predefined Organization Administrator role or an equivalent set of rights.


  1. Click Manage & Monitor.
  2. In the left pane, select Cloud Resources > Virtual Datacenters.
    A list of virtual datacenters in your organization appears in the right pane.
    • To view virtual datacenter contents, right-click a virtual datacenter in the list and select Open. The vApps, vApp templates, media, and networks contained by this virtual datacenter are displayed. When you click through each tab, you can right click on an object to see the operations you can complete.
    • To manage the distributed firewall for a virtual datacenter, right-click it and select Manage Firewall to open the Distributed Firewall page of the vCloud Director Tenant Portal.
    • To send an administrative notification to all users of the virtual datacenter, select Notify Users. Fill in the Notify Users form with a subject and message, then click Send Email to email the notification to all users who own vApps, vApp templates, or media items in the virtual datacenter.