You might need to export an item from a content library to your local system.


Required privilege: Content library.Download files on the library.
Note: You can export only items from the OVF and OVA Templates type. Exporting items from the VM Templates type is not supported.


  1. Navigate to the Content Libraries list.
  2. Select a content library.
  3. Select the type of file you want to export.
    • From the Templates tab, right-click a template from the library, and select Export Item.
    • From the Other Types tab, right-click a file from the library that is not a template, and select Export Item.
  4. In the Export Library Item dialog box click OK.
  5. If you are exporting an OVF template, you are prompted to save each file associated with the template to the browser download location (for example, .vmdk and .mf files).