Create & Manage vApp Templates

 vCloud Director vApp template is a virtual server image that is loaded with an operating system, applications, and data. These templates ensure that virtual servers are consistently configured across an entire organization.

vApp templates are added to vApp catalogs.

You can add avApptemplate to a vApp catalog via the OnApp Control Panel. It will be synchronized with vCloud Director and a new vApp template will be added tocorrespondingvApp catalog in vCloud Director.




View vApp Template


This functionality is available for users with the following roles:

  • vCloud Catalog Author

  • vCloud vApp Author

  • vCloud vApp User

  • vCloud Organization Administrator

  • vCloud Console Access Only

To view a vApp template:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Catalogs menu.
  2. Click a label of a vApp catalog.
  3. Click a label of a vApp template.
  4. On the screen that appears, you will see the following details about the vApp template:
    • Label - the label of the vApp template
    • Description -the description of the vApp template
    • Virtual Servers - the list of virtual servers that are built from the template
    • Activity Log - the activity log of the virtual servers


Create vApp Template


This functionality is available for users with the following roles:

  • vCloud Catalog Author

  • vCloud Organization Administrator


To createvApptemplate:

  1. Go to your Control Panel Catalogs menu.
  2. Click the labelofvAppcatalog.
  3. On the screen that appears, click the "+" button or the Upload vApp Template button.
  4. Specify vApp template's label and click Next.
  5. Specify the following parameters:
    • File- click the Choose File button to upload a template. Make sure to select all the files in the archive for the template. 
      or
    • File URL - indicate the route, from where the template will be uploaded

      You can upload the following vApp template formats: OVF and OVA. Be aware that files inside OVA should not be archived, otherwise, the OVA upload will fail. Each template that you upload to CP should have a unique name.

  6. Click Submit.


Delete vApp Template


This functionality is available for users with the vCloud Organization Administrator role.


To delete vApp template:

  1. Go to your Control Panel Catalogs menu.
  2. Click the label of vApp catalog.
  3. On the screen that appears, you will see the list of vApp templates added to this vApp catalog.
  4. Click the Actions button next to the template you want to delete and click Delete.
  5. Confirm the deletion.