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Display VM templates

The Datacenter Apps library is stored on the NFS repository. It holds VM templates, which include VM templates uploaded from local files, instance copies of VM disks, and disk conversions from other formats.

For definitions of basic Apps library terms, see Appliance Library View. For information about how to configure the Apps library template repository folder, see VM repository folder

Privilege: Manage VM templates from Apps library

To display VM templates:

  1. Go to the Apps library
  2. Select Private or Public
  3. Select the datacenter or public cloud region

The platform will display the available VM templates. The VM templates can be viewed as a list or as icons, and by categories, for example "Operating Systems". 

In icon view, select a VM template to activate the VM template options menu, which will vary, depending on the context.

Manually refresh the Apps Library

In general, the Apps library is automatically refreshed each time you open it. However, when you first create a datacenter, you may need to refresh it manually. 

To manually refresh the Apps library, click the round arrow Refresh button beside the datacenter or public cloud region name in the repository list.  

When the Apps library is refreshed, the platform will:

  • Add new templates that have been manually uploaded to the repository file system
  • Mark templates with missing disk files as unavailable. (These disks were deleted from the repository file system),
    • Mark shared templates that are unavailable for the owner enterprise as unavailable for all other enterprises

Display all VM templates in the Apps library


In private cloud, by default the Apps library only displays the VM templates that are done, failed or in progress.

To control the display of templates, use the filter control in the top right-hand corner. The options are as follows:

  • Done
  • Failed
  • In progress
  • Show only ISO

To display deleted templates, which are unavailable to users because there is a disk missing from the Apps library filesystem, select Show deleted templates.

  • To display instances of a deleted template, select it. To display an instance of a deleted template in the main view, promote it to make it a master template.

 Click here to show/hide screenshots

Screenshot: Template filter

Screenshot: The screenshot shows a template in progress, a complete template, an unavailable template, and a failed template.

How much space is left in the Apps Library?

To update the display of available space, refresh the Apps library. The platform will display the Capacity (total disk space) and Remaining Capacity (the remaining space) of the NFS repository where the Apps library is stored.

Privilege: Display datacenter capacity

See also How much space can a tenant use in the Apps library

Manage Remote Repositories

You can perform the following actions on the Create template from remote template repository dialog:

Privilege: Manage repository

  • Add or Remove remote template repositories:

    • To add or remove template repositories, use the buttons in the first column. 

    • To add a new repository, click the + Add button and enter a URL (the format includes http:// and :port) for a template repository.

  • Refresh: To update the screen with the current template definitions available, downloaded, etc., click the refresh button

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