You can create a catalog to contain uploaded and imported vApp templates, media files, and other files to make available to all organizations. An organization can have multiple catalogs and control access to each catalog individually.

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 Catalogs and select My Organization's Catalogs in the left pane.
  4. On the Catalogs tab, click Add Catalog.
  5. Type a catalog name and optional description and click Next.
  6. Select the type of storage to use for vApp templates and ISOs in this catalog and click Next.

    Option

    Description

    Use any available storage in the organization

    This catalog uses any available storage in the organization.

    Pre-provision storage on specific storage policy

    Select a virtual datacenter storage policy to use for this catalog's vApp templates and ISOs and click Add. The selected storage policy causes the vApp template size to count against your catalog storage quota.

  7. Click Add Members.
    1. Select which users and groups in the organization can access this catalog.
      • Select Everyone in this organization to grant catalog access to all users and groups in the organization.

      • Select Specific users and groups to select users or groups to which to grant catalog access.

    2. Select the access level for users with access to this catalog from the drop-down menu and click OK.
      • Select Read Only to grant read access to the catalog's vApp templates and ISOs.

      • Select Read/Write to grant read access to the catalog's vApp templates and ISOs, and to allow users to add vApp templates and ISOs to the catalog.

      • Select Full Control to grant full control of the catalog's contents and settings.

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

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

    2. Select the access level for users with access to this catalog from the drop-down menu and click OK.
      • Select Read Only to grant read access to the catalog's vApp templates and ISOs.

      • Select Read/Write to grant read access to the catalog's vApp templates and ISOs, and to allow users to add vApp templates and ISOs to the catalog.

      • Select Full Control to grant full control of the catalog's contents and settings.

  9. Click Next.
  10. (Optional) Select Enabled and click to allow the creation of a catalog feed for consumption by catalogs outside this vCloud Director installation and supply a password for the catalog feed.
  11. (Optional) Select Enable early catalog export to optimize synchronization.

    Before selecting this option, verify that you have available storage at the transfer server location for the exported catalog.

  12. (Optional) Select Preserve identity information to include BIOS and UUID information in the downloaded OVF package.

    Enabling this option limits portability of the OVF package.

  13. Review the catalog settings and click Finish.

Results

The new catalog appears in My Organization's Catalogs. A catalog's displayed status on this page does not reflect the status of the templates and vApps in the catalog.