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

As you deploy additional workload domains, you can create subscriber content libraries from this publishing content library.


  1. In a Web browser, log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Client.
    Setting Value
    URL https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/ui
    User name administrator@vsphere.local
    Password vsphere_admin_password
  2. In the Content libraries inventory, click Create.
    The New content library wizard opens.
  3. On the Name and location page, configure the settings and click Next.
    Setting Value
    Name sfo01-w01cl-vra01
    vCenter Server sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local
  4. On the Configure content library page, configure the settings and click Next.
    Setting Value
    Local content library Selected
    Enable publishing Selected
    Enable authentication Selected
    Password sfo01-w01cl-vra01_password
    Confirm password sfo01-w01cl-vra01_password
  5. On the Add storage page, select sfo01-w01-vsan01 and click Next.
  6. On the Ready to complete page, click Finish.