You can add a vApp template from a catalog as a vApp in My Cloud.

About this task

If the vApp template is based on an OVF file that includes OVF properties for customizing its virtual machines, those properties are passed to the vApp. If any of those properties are user-configurable, you can specify the values.

Prerequisites

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

  • A vApp template must be available in a catalog in your organization.

Procedure

  1. Click Catalogs.
  2. In the left pane, click a catalog option.

    You can access vApp templates in your organization's shared catalogs or, if you are an organization administrator, from a public catalog.

  3. On the vApp Templates tab, select a vApp template, right-click, and select Add to My Cloud.
  4. Type a name and optional description for the vApp.
  5. Select a virtual datacenter to add the vApp to.
  6. Select the storage policies for the vApp's virtual machines to use when deployed from each virtual machine's drop-down menu.
  7. Select runtime and storage lease duration from the drop-down menus.
  8. Configure the networking options for the vApp.
  9. (Optional) : Configure vApp hardware settings.

    Option

    Description

    VCPUs

    Type the number of virtual CPUs and cores per socket for the vApp's virtual machines or leave this section unchanged to use the template's default virtual CPU configuration.

    Memory

    Type the amount of memory for the vApp's virtual machines or leave this section unchanged to use the template's default memory configuration.

    Hard disk space

    Type the hard disk space for the vApp's virtual machines or leave this section unchanged to use the template's default hard disk configuration.

  10. Click Next.
  11. (Optional) : Select Power on vApp after this wizard is finished to power on the vApp after vApp creation is complete.
  12. Review the vApp summary information and click Finish.

Results

vCloud Director creates a vApp on the vApps page.