When you copy an existing application version, all of the blueprint contents are copied except deployment profiles, and the application name remains the same. You can only edit the application version and version description.

Verify that your user account has the ROLE_APP_ARCHITECT application architect role assigned to it.

If you are not familiar with the process of adding components to an application blueprint, creating dependencies between components, or modifying services and scripts, see Create an Application.

Verify that the current group you are logged in to owns the application version.

If you are not part of the group that owns the application version, the Copy button is disabled.


On the vCloud Application Director title bar, click the drop-down menu and select Applications.


Open an application and select an application version.


Click the Copy button (Copy an application) in the toolbar to copy the application version.


Change the application version, add a description, and click Save.

The copied application version opens.

Create a deployment profile. See Create a Deployment Profile.