You can add an item that resides on a Web server to a content library.


Required privilege: Content library.Add library item and Content library.Update files on the library.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client navigator, select vCenter Inventory Lists > Content Libraries.
  2. Right-click a content library and select Import Item.
    The Import Library Item dialog box opens.
  3. Under Source section, select the option to import an item from a URL, and enter the path to a Web-server where the item is.
  4. Under Destination section, enter a name and a description for the item, and click OK.


In the Recent Tasks pane you see two tasks, one about creating a new item in the library, and the second about uploading the contents of the item to the library. After the task is complete, the item appears on tab Templates or on tab Other Types.