You can create and deploy a vApp directly from an OVF package without creating a vApp template and corresponding catalog item.

Prerequisites

Verify that you have an OVF package to upload and that you have permission to upload OVF packages and create vApps.

Procedure

  1. Click My Cloud.
  2. In the left pane, click vApps and click Add vApp from OVF.
  3. Select the source from which to upload the OVF package and click Next.

    Option

    Action

    URL

    Type the URL of the OVF package to use.

    Local file

    Click Browse and navigate to the OVF package to use.

  4. Review the details of the uploaded OVF and click Next.
  5. Type a name and optional description for the vApp.
  6. Select a virtual datacenter on which to store and run the vApp from the drop-down menu and click Next.
  7. Select a storage policy for the vApp's virtual machines from the drop-down menu and click Next.

    If the storage policy supports IOPS allocation, a Disk IOPS field is displayed. You can accept the default value shown in this field or specify a desired level of disk I/O performance in the range 200-4000. For more information about IOPS, see the vCloud Director Administrator's Guide.

  8. Select the network for the virtual machines to connect to from each virtual machine's drop-down menu and click Next.
  9. Review the hardware settings for the virtual machines in the vApp and optionally change those configurations.

    If you change the hard disk size, you might need to configure the guest operating system after you power on the virtual machine. You can only increase hard disk size, but not decrease it.

  10. Click Next.
  11. Review the vApp's configuration and click Finish.