You can publish a catalog to make a set of vApp templates or media files available to all of the organizations in a vCloud Director installation.

Organizations use catalogs to store vApp templates and media files. The members of an organization can use catalog items as the building blocks to create their own vApps.

When you publish a catalog, the items in the catalog become available to all of the organizations in the vCloud Director installation. The administrators of each organization can then choose which catalog items to provide to their users.

Before you can create a published catalog, you must create and provision an organization to contain the catalog.