A catalog provides organization users with a library of vApp templates and media that they can use to create vApps. Generally, catalogs should only be available to users in a single organization, but a system administrator can allow the organization administrator to publish a catalog to all organizations in the vCloud Director installation.


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


Right-click the organization name and select Properties.


Click the Catalog Publishing tab.


Select a catalog publishing option and click OK.



Cannot publish catalogs

Organization administrator cannot publish any catalogs for users outside of the organization.

Allow publishing catalogs to all organizations

Organization administrator can publish a catalog for users in all organizations.

For users who are currently logged in to the organization, changes to the catalog publishing policy do not take effect until the cache for their current session expires or they log out and log in again.