Follow these guidelines when entering values in vCloud Director.

String values for the name attribute and the Description and ComputerName elements have length limitations that depend on the object to which they are attached.

Table 1. Length Limits on Object Properties

Object

Property

Maximum Length in Characters

Catalog

name

128

Catalog

Description

256

EdgeGateway

name

35

Media

name

128

Media

Description

256

VApp

name

128

VApp

Description

256

VAppTemplate

name

128

VAppTemplate

Description

256

Vdc

name

256

Vdc

Description

256

Vm

name

128

Vm

ComputerName

15 on Windows, 63 on all other platforms

A VM name cannot contain any special characters. See VMware Knowledge Base article https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2046088.