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VMware vCloud Director Essentials by Lipika Pal

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Chapter 5. Managing Catalogs and vApps

VMware vCloud Director virtual machines are virtualized hosts. They are called virtual appliances (vApps); however, vApp in vCenter Server is not the same vApp in vCloud director. The management and configuration of these virtual machines control the functionality of vApps. VMware vCloud Director vApps are predefined packages of virtual machines and networks. The configuration of these packages can be a complex task.

A major part of an organization administrator's job is configuring vApps and then using these vApps to create vApp templates. Organization administrators also must assist users in the vApp Author role with the creation and management of vApps.

Similarly, VMware vCloud Director uses catalogs to ...

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