You might have a variety of .vmtx templates, OVF and OVA templates, ISO images, scripts, and other content that you want to use in your SDDC.

Content Type

How to transfer it to your SDDC

.vmtx template

  • Use the Content Onboarding Assistant to transfer the template to your SDDC.

  • Clone the templates to OVF template in an on-premises Content Library and subscribe to the Content Library from your SDDC.

OVF template

  • Add the template to an on-premises Content Library and subscribe to the content library from your SDDC.

  • Create a local Content Library in your SDDC, and upload the OVF template to it.

  • Deploy the OVF template directly from a client machine to your SDDC in the vSphere Web Client. Right-click the Compute-ResourcePool resource pool and select Deploy OVF template.

OVA template

Deploy the OVA template directly from a client machine to your SDDC using the vSphere Web Client. Right-click the Compute-ResourcePool resource pool and select Deploy OVF template

ISO image

  • Upload the ISO image to the workloadDatastore.

  • Import the ISO image into an on-premises Content Library and subscribe to the Content Library from your SDDC.

  • Create a local Content Library in your SDDC, and upload the ISO image to it.

  • Use the Content Onboarding Assistant to transfer the ISO image to your SDDC.

scripts or text files

  • Import the file into an on-premises Content Library and subscribe to the Content Library from your SDDC.

  • Create a local Content Library in your SDDC and upload the file to it.

  • Use the Content Onboarding Assistant to transfer the file to your SDDC.