To ensure that your subscribed library displays the latest content of the published library, you can manually initiate a synchronization task.

You can also have subscribed libraries automatically synchronize with the content of the published library. To enable automatic synchronization of the subscribed library, select the option to Enable automatic synchronization with the external library in the subscribed library settings. Take into account that the automatic synchronization requires a lot of storage space, because you download full copies of all the items in the published library.


Required privilege: Content library. Sync subscribed library on the library.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client navigator, select vCenter Inventory Lists > Content Libraries.
  2. Right-click a subscribed library from the list and select Synchronize Library.


A new task for synchronizing the subscribed library appears in the Recent Tasks pane. After the task is complete, you can see the updated list with library items in the Related Objects tab under Templates and Other Types.