To download the OVF descriptor, you make a GET request to the download:default URL in the download-enabled VappTemplate.

Verify that you are logged in to the vCloud API as a system administrator or member of an organization in the cloud.

Verify that you have a vApp template that is enabled for download. See Enable the vApp Template for Download.


Examine the VAppTemplate to find the the download:default URL for the descriptor.


Make a GET request to the download:default URL to retrieve the descriptor

See Example: Downloading the OVF Descriptor.

This example downloads the OVF descriptor from the URL shown in the href value of the Link shown in Example: vApp Template with Download URL for OVF Descriptor. The response includes the entire Envelope element, only part of which appears here.




200 OK
Content-Type text/xml
   ... >