You can upload an OVF package from remote shares and your local directory to vCloud Director as a vApp template.

About this task

vCloud Director supports the Open Virtualization Format (OVF) Specification. If you upload an OVF file that includes OVF properties for customizing its virtual machines, those properties are preserved in the vApp template.

Prerequisites

  • This operation requires the rights included in the predefined Catalog Author role or an equivalent set of rights.

  • For information about creating OVF packages, see the OVF Tool User Guide and VMware vCenter Converter User's Guide.

  • vCloud Director does not support uploading compressed OVF files.

Procedure

  1. Click Catalogs > My Organization's Catalogs.
  2. On the vApp Templates tab, click the Upload button.
  3. Type the name and path of the OVF file to upload, or click Browse, select the OVF file, and click Upload.
  4. Type a name and optional description for the vApp template.
  5. Select a destination virtual datacenter and catalog.
  6. Click Upload.

    You can click the Launch Uploads and Downloads Progress Window button to track the progress.

What to do next

Verify that VMware Tools is installed in each virtual machine in the vApp. See Installing VMware Tools in a vApp.