You can share a catalog with all members of your organization, or with specific members. You can also publish it to external organizations.

Prerequisites

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

  • You must be the owner of the catalog.

Procedure

  1. Click Catalog and select My Organization's Catalogs in the left pane.
  2. On the Catalogs tab, right-click the catalog name and select Publish Settings.
  3. On the Sharing tab, click Add Members.
  4. 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.

  5. Select the access level for users with access to this catalog from the drop-down menu.

    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.

  6. (Optional) : Click External Publishing to specify external publishing options.

    This option is available only if the system administrator has granted your organization permission to publish externally.

    1. Select Enable Publishing to publish this catalog to all organizations in the system.

      You can optionally require organization administrators to use a password when enabling access to this catalog in their organizations.

    2. Select Preserve Identity Information to include BIOS UUIDs and MAC addresses in published vApp templates.

      Identity information might not be usable in all other organizations.

  7. Click OK to save your changes.