You can copy templates from one cloud to another. You can choose to automatically deploy a template after copying it.

You can start multiple copies at the same time. The copies are executed in parallel. By default, vCloud Connector executes a maximum of 10 concurrent tasks per cloud.

See How Objects are Copied for more information about the Copy command.

vCloud Connector is open.

1

In the Browser panel, expand the Clouds tree and select the cloud that contains the template you want to copy.

The Inventory panel displays all the contents of the cloud. You can narrow the results by using Search or by expanding the cloud hierarchy further in the Browser panel and selecting a sub-folder.

2

In the Inventory panel, click the Templates tab, then click the template you want to copy.

3

Click the Copy icon at the top of the panel or select Copy from the Actions drop-down menu.

4

Select the destination cloud to which to move the template.

5

Type a name and description for the vApp template in the destination cloud. If you do not specify a name, the default name is the name of the source template with the prefix Copy of.

Note

You cannot use the following characters in the name: % . # & < >

6

Select a catalog in which to store the template, then click Next.

7

Select a virtual datacenter, then click Next.

8

If you want to deploy the vApp template after copying it, select the appropriate options in the Deployment Options page.

Option

Description

Deploy vApp after copy

Deploys a vApp from the template after copying the template to the destination cloud.

If you select this option, a Select network configuration option appears. You need to select a network for the vApp in the vCloud Director cloud.

Power on vApp after deployment

Powers on the deployed vApp.

Remove temporary vApp template in destination vCloud catalog

Removes the vApp template from the catalog in the destination cloud after deploying the vApp.

9

In the Ready to Complete page, review your selections, then click Finish.

To monitor the progress of your copy, see the Tasks panel on the right. A copy task appears. To view detailed information about the task, click on it.

The template is copied, and deployed if you selected the deploy option. You might need to reload the destination catalog to see the vApp template.