You can upload an OVF package as a vApp template to make the template available to other users. vCloud Director supports OVF 1.0 and OVF 1.1.

vCloud Director supports OVFs based on the Open Virtualization Format (OVF) Specification. If you upload an OVF that includes deployment options, those options are preserved in the vApp template.

You can quarantine files that users upload to vCloud Director so that you can process the files before you accept them. For example, you can scan the files for viruses. See Quarantine Uploaded Files.

Verify that the following conditions exist:

The organization to which you are uploading the OVF package has a catalog and an organization vDC.

The computer from which you are uploading has Java Plug-in 1.6.0_10 or later installed.

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Click the Manage & Monitor tab and click Organizations in the left pane.

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Right-click the organization name and select Open.

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Click Catalogs and select My Organization's Catalogs in the left pane.

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On the vApp Templates tab, click Upload.

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Click Browse, browse to the location of the OVF package, select it, and click Open.

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Type a name and optional description for the vApp template.

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Select an organization vDC and catalog and click Upload.

Make sure that vSphere Tools is installed on the virtual machines in the vApp. vSphere Tools is required to support guest customization. See the VMware vCloud Director User's Guide.