A virtual machine's OVF settings allow you to customize the OVF environment, OVF transport, and boot behavior after OVF deployment. You can edit and configure settings that affect the OVF environment in the Virtual Machine Properties dialog box.


vApp options must be enabled in order to access these options.


  1. Right-click a virtual machine in the inventory and select Edit Settings.
  2. Click the vApp Options tab.
  3. In the Authoring section, click OVF Settings.
  4. View and specify the settings.



    OVF environment

    Click View to display the OVF environment settings in XML format. The settings are not available when the virtual machine is powered off.

    OVF environment transport

    • If you select ISO image, an ISO image that contains the OVF template information is mounted in the CD-ROM drive.

    • If you select VMware Tools, the VMware Tools guestInfo.ovfEnv variable is initialized with the OVF environment document.

    Installation boot

    If you click Enable, the virtual machine reboots after the OVF deployment completes. You can select the amount of time before the virtual machine starts the reboot operation.

  5. Click OK.