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.
To display VM templates:
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.
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:
Mark shared templates that are unavailable for the owner enterprise as unavailable for all other enterprises
To control the display of templates, use the filter control in the top right-hand corner. The options are as follows:
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.
Screenshot: Template filter
Screenshot: The screenshot shows a template in progress, a complete template, an unavailable template, and a failed template.
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.
You can perform the following actions on the Create template from remote template repository dialog:
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