You can share a catalog to make its vApp templates and media files available to all organizations in the vCloud Director installation.

Prerequisites

Verify that the organization that contains the catalog allows catalog sharing.

Procedure

  1. Click the Manage & Monitor tab and click Organizations in the left pane.
  2. Right-click the organization name and select Open.
  3. Click Catalog and select My Organization's Catalogs in the left pane.
  4. On the Catalogs tab, right-click the catalog name and select Publish Settings.
  5. On the Sharing tab, click Add Members.
  6. Select which users and groups in the organization can access this catalog.

    Option

    Description

    Everyone in this organization

    All users and groups in the organization have access to this catalog.

    Specific users and groups

    Select users or groups to grant catalog access to and click Add.

  7. Select the access level for users with access to this catalog from the drop-down menu and click OK.

    Option

    Description

    Read Only

    Users with access to this catalog have read access to the catalog's vApp templates and ISOs.

    Read/Write

    Users with access to this catalog have read access to the catalog's vApp templates and ISOs and can add vApp templates and ISOs to the catalog.

    Full Control

    Users with access to this catalog have full control of the catalog's contents and settings.

  8. Click Add Organizations.
  9. Select which organizations on this vCloud Director installation can access this catalog.

    Option

    Description

    All organizations

    All organizations in the vCloud Director installation have access to this catalog.

    Specific organizations

    Select the organizations to grant catalog access to and click Add.

  10. Click OK and click OK again.

Results

The catalog and all of its contents appear under Public Catalogs for selected users, groups, and organizations in the vCloud Director installation.