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. Navigate to a virtual machine from the vCenter Server inventory.
  2. On the Configure tab, expand Settings and select vApp options.
  3. Click the Edit button.
    The Edit vApp Options dialog box opens.
  4. If vApp options are not enabled, select the Enable vApp options check box.
  5. To customize the OVF settings for the virtual machine, click the OVF Details tab.
    Option Description
    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 specify the delay time in seconds before the virtual machine starts the reboot operation.
  6. Click OK to save your changes.
    In the vApp Options are enabled pane, you can view the OVF Settings panel with information about the OVF settings.
  7. (Optional) To view information about the OVF environment settings, power on the virtual machine and click the View OVF Environment button in the vApp Options are enabled pane.
    The information is displayed in XML format.