In this post I am going to cover how to import a vApp running on vSphere to a catalog in vCloud director.

I have a VM “server2k3” in my vSphere environment which I will be exporting as vApp in my public catalog in vcloud director.

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I have selected my organization which have rights to publish catalogs to other organizations in my vCloud director environment. From Catalogs tab I selected option import from vSphere.

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from vCenter server list select your vCenter and then select the VM which will be imported. Give a name and description for the imported VM.

In copy or move option I selected “move” otherwise I will have 2 instance of my server 2k3 VM on vCenter server. One appearing as normal VM and one as vApp  under resource pool corresponding to my public organization. Also I have made this vm as gold master.

Hit ok after you are done with selections.

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The vApp deployment will start after hitting OK. You can monitor the same in vcd web interface.

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Also you can monitor recent tasks in vCenter server that have been triggered from vcloud director.

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Once the deployment is finish, vApp status will show as ready.

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Now you can see in vCenter server that VM server2k3 is gone now.

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