When you upload a virtual machine to VMware® vCloud® Air™, Workstation Pro copies the virtual machine to the VMware vCloud Air server and the virtual data center that you select. The original virtual machine remains on the host system.


  • Verify that the virtual machine is not encrypted. You cannot upload an encrypted virtual machine.

  • Verify that the remote host supports the hardware version of the virtual machine. If the remote host does not support the hardware version, you receive an error message.

  • Verify that the virtual machine is turned off.

  • Verify that you have login credentials for VMware vCloud Air.

For more information about VMware vCloud Air, see the vCloud Air - Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand User's Guide.


  1. Select a virtual machine to upload to VMware vCloud Air.
  2. Select VM > Manage > Upload.
  3. Select VMware vCloud Air and click Next.
  4. Enter your user name and password for the server and click Next.
  5. Type a new name for the virtual machine.
  6. Select a virtual data center to store the uploaded virtual machine.
  7. Click Finish to upload the virtual machine to the virtual data center.