Create a content library and populate it with templates that you can use to deploy virtual machines in your environment. Content libraries let you synchronize templates among different vCenter Server instances so that all the templates in your environment are consistent.

There is only one Compute vCenter Server in this VMware Validated Design, but if you deploy more instances for use by the compute cluster they can also use this content library.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/ui.
    2. Log in by using the following credentials.
      Setting Value
      User name administrator@vsphere.local
      Password vsphere_admin_password
  2. From the Home menu, select Content Libraries and click the + icon.

    The New Content Library wizard opens.

  3. On the Name and location page, enter the following settings and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Name

    sfo01-w01cl-vra01

    vCenter Server

    sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

  4. On the Configure content library page, enter the following settings, and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Local content library

    Selected

    Publish externally

    Selected

    Enable authentication

    Selected

    Password

    sfo01-w01cl-vra01_password

    Confirm password

    sfo01-w01cl-vra01_password

  5. On the Add storage page, select the sfo01-w01-lib01 datastore to store the content library, and click Next.
  6. On the Ready to complete page, click Finish.