You can download a vApp template from a catalog locally as an OVF file.


This operation requires the rights included in the predefined Catalog Author role or an equivalent set of rights.


  1. Click Catalogs.
  2. In the left pane, click on a catalog option.
    • My Organization's Catalogs
    • Public Catalogs
    You can download vApp templates from your organization's catalogs or, if you are an organization administrator, from a public catalog.
  3. On the vApp Templates tab, select a vApp template, right-click, and select Download.
  4. Navigate to the local folder where you want to save the OVF file.
  5. (Optional) Select a format for the download and enter details in the Description field.
  6. (Optional) Select Preserve identity information to include the UUIDs and MAC addresses of the vApp's virtual machines in the downloaded OVF package.
  7. Click OK.
    You can click the View uploads and downloads button to track the progress.