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.

1

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

2

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.

Request:

GET https://vcloud.example.com/transfer/..../descriptor.ovf

Response:

200 OK
Content-Type text/xml
...
<Envelope 
   xmlns="http://schemas.dmtf.org/ovf/envelope/1" 
   ... >
   ...
</Envelope>