You use templates to create virtual machines in the vCloud Air plug-in. VMware provides a few operating system templates. You can also add your own custom templates to vCloud Air.

In the vCloud Air portal, templates provided by VMware are in the catalog VMware Catalog and your custom templates are in the catalog My Catalog. In the vCloud Air plug-in, both sets of templates appear in the Templates tab of a virtual data center.

You can add custom templates to vCloud Air in two ways.

Copy your custom templates from a vSphere or vCloud Director instance to vCloud Air with vCloud Connector.

See Add Custom Templates to vCloud Air Using vCloud Connector for more information.

Import templates in vCloud Director.

Click the Manage in vCloud Director UI link in the Summary tab of your cloud instance to access vCloud Director. See the vCloud Director documentation for more information.