From the vSphere Client, you can edit the settings of a local content library or a subscribed library, and you can delete a library.

You can publish a local library from your vCenter Server instance to share its contents across multiple vCenter Server systems. From the Edit Setting dialog box, you can obtain the URL of your library and send it to other users to subscribe.

If a library is already published, you can change its password for authentication. Users who are subscribed to your library must update the password to keep access to the published library.

Procedure

  1. In the vSphere Client, select Menu > Content Libraries.
  2. Right-click a content library and select the action that you want to perform.

    Task

    Action

    Edit local content library that is unpublished

    You can publish a local library to share its contents with other users.

    1. Select the Publish this library externally check box to publish the local library and share its contents with other users.

    2. Click the Copy Link button to obtain the URL of your library and distribute it.

    3. Select Enable user authenticcation for access to this content library to set a password for the library.

      If you password protect the library, you must provide both the URL and the password to users who want to subscribe to your library.

    4. Click OK.

    Edit local content library that is published

    You can change the following settings of a local library that is published.

    • You can copy the subscription URL to your library and send it to other users to subscribe.

    • You can unpublish the library by deselecting the Publish this library externally check box. Users who are currently subscribed to this library can no longer use the library contents.

    • You can enable or disable authentication for the library.

    • In the vSphere Web Client, you can change the password for authentication if the library is published.

      1. Click Change Password.

      2. Enter the current password and the new password. Confirm the new password.

      3. Click OK.

    Edit subscribed content library

    You can change the following settings of a subscribed library:

    • Enable or disable the automatic synchronization with the published library.

    • Update the password for authentication to the published library.

    • Select a download method. You can either download all library content immediately or download library content only when needed.

      If you switch from the option to download content only when needed to the option to download all library content immediately, a synchronization task starts and content starts downloading. The number and size of items in the published library determine the amount of time and network bandwidth that the task requires.