You might have to add operating systems to the list of preinstalled operating systems that vCloud Application Director includes.

You can create a definition of an operating system in the catalog and specify which operating system a logical template uses or which operating systems are supported for a particular service. vCloud Application Director supports Linux and Windows operating systems.


You cannot delete an operating system from the catalog.

Verify that your user account has the ROLE_CATALOG_ADMIN catalog administrator role assigned to it.

Familiarize yourself with the preinstalled operating systems on the Operating Systems page.


On the vCloud Application Director title bar, click the drop-down menu and select Catalog > Operating Systems.


Click New in the toolbar.


Set the operating system name and description.

As a best practice, use the OS name and version number, and add the bit information in the description.


Select the architecture from the drop-down menu.




Use for 32-bit operating systems.


Use for 32-bit operating systems.


Use for 64-bit operating systems.


Select the operating system family from the drop-down menu and click Save.

When you create an action script for a service, the script type depends on the designated operating system family. You use a Bash or BeanShell script for a Linux-based application and a Windows CMD, PowerShell, or BeanShell script for a Windows-based application.


Click Create OS Version to create an operating system version.

You can create multiple versions for an OS.


Complete the OS version information and click Save.

The OS name remains the same. You can the specify major and minor versions and add service pack details for the OS.

The new operating system is added to the Operating Systems page. You can select the operating system when you create other components to add to the catalog or to an application blueprint.