How to manage a catalog to create/add templates and import ISOs

Synopsis

This guide will show you how to create a catalog and use it to create/add templates and import ISOs.

Overview

Note that items added to your catalog (templates, ISOs) count against the total storage quota of your virtual datacenter. Also, note that the highest hardware version currently supported for importing OVA/OVF templates is version 14.

How to

Create a catalog 

1. Log in to the Performance Cloud portal

 

2. Go to Menu > Libraries


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3. Click on Catalogs


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4. Click NEW

 

5. Give a name and description to the catalog and click OK

Note: You can select pre-provision on a specific storage policy if you want to use either Premium SSD or Standard HDD.


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Upload iso to catalog

 

1. Go to Media & Other


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2. Click ADD

  • Select the catalog you created
  • Give a name to the ISO you would like to upload
  • Browse to the ISO you would like to upload


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3. Click OK and wait until the upload is complete


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4. You can now create a new VM using the ISO

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5. You can also insert the ISO directly into an existing VM


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Upload vApp Templates to Catalog

 

1. Go to vApp Templates

 

2. Click on NEW


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3. You can enter a URL to upload an OVF or browse for a local file. In this example, a local file was used. Click on Browse and select the template file.


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4. Click NEXT


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5. Give a name and description to the template and select the catalog you created


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6. Click NEXT

 

7. Click FINISH


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8. Wait until the import has completed


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9. You can now create a new VM using the imported file

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Create template and add it to Catalog

 

1. If there is a virtual machine you would like to use as a template, you will first need to make sure it is part of a vApp. You can move a VM into an existing vApp or create a new vApp and move the virtual machine into this new vApp.

 

2. Go to Menu > Datacenters


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3. Click on your virtual datacenter


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4. Go to Compute > vApps


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5. Click Actions > Add to Catalog


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6. Select your catalog and give a name to the template


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7. Wait until the template is successfully created in the catalog


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8. Go to Menu > Libraries > vApp Templates and confirm that your template is now there


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9. You can now create a new VM using this template


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