If you want to export a virtual machine as an OVF, you can prespecify product properties. Those properties become available when you deploy the OVF as a virtual machine.

Procedure

  1. Right-click a virtual machine in the inventory and select Edit Settings.
  2. Click the vApp Options tab.
  3. In the Authoring section select Product.
  4. Set and configure the settings that appear on the summary page of the virtual machine.

    vApp Setting

    Description

    Product Name

    Product Name.

    Version

    vApp version.

    Full Version

    Full version of the vApp.

    Product URL

    If you enter a product URL, a user can click the product name on the virtual machine summary page and go to the product's web page.

    Vendor URL

    If you enter a vendor URL, a user can click the vendor name on the virtual machine summary page and go to the vendor's web page.

    Application URL

    The vApp Summary page you can view in the vSphere Web Clientincludes a Status pane that includes information about vApp status, for example Running or Stopped. If you enter a valid application URL, the virtual machine Status pane displays Available instead of Running. The Available text is also a link to the application URL.

    If you configure the virtual machine to use the property called webserver_ip and the virtual machine has a web server at the address represented by the property, you can enter http://${webserver_ip}/ as the Application URL.

  5. Click OK.