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Upload a Virtual Machine to VM Catalog

Upload a Virtual Machine to Catalog

The process to upload a virtual machine to the Catalog in Infinicenter Console takes four distinct steps. To upload a virtual machine using the Enterprise Cloud application programming Interface (API), see the procedure Add a Catalog Item to an Organization in section 6, Application Programming Interface Programmer’s Guide, of Enterprise Cloud Application Programming Interface, available on the Enterprise Cloud API knowledgebase.

Note: Before uploading a virtual machine (VM), ensure that the virtual machine has no external mount points, such as ISO files mounted as disks or DVDs in the optical drive. The virtual machine will successfully upload to a catalog item. However, creating a server from that catalog item will fail because the Enterprise Cloud will not have the external mount point.

The OVF file is not created when you create a virtual machine. Furthermore, the VMDK file for uploads is stored in a compressed, sparse format unlike the format for active virtual machines. Creating OVF Packages describes how to convert a virtual machine to the format required for upload.

Create a VM Catalog Item

A VM Catalog Item must be created in which to hold the virtual machine model and must be named.

  1. Click Add Catalog Item.
  2. The Add Catalog Item dialog appears.

  3. Type a Name for the catalog item.
  4. Note: The name cannot be that of another catalog item and must not exceed 50 characters.

  5. Click Create.

Upload Open Virtualization Format (OVF) File

The OVF file that describes the virtual machine is uploaded to the Enterprise Cloud, which checks some rudimentary configurations as it stores the file in the VM Catalog data store.

Note: For more information on how to create an OVF file from your local virtual machine, see Creating OVF Packages.

  1. In the Add Catalog Item dialog, the Upload OVF File panel appears.
  2. You can either drag the file and drop in the file input box or click Add File.
  3. If you click Add File, the Open file dialog appears.

    1. Select your file.
    2. Click Open to add the file.
  4. Click Start Upload.
  5. When the upload completes, click OK.

Validate the OVF file

The Enterprise Cloud verifies that the configuration of the virtual machine is compatible with the data center into which the virtual machine is loaded. The guest operating system of the virtual machine must be one of the VM Catalog Supported Operating Systems and must comply with the VM Catalog Upload Validation Rules.

The Enterprise Cloud validates the OVF file; the file is checked for compliance with the requirements of the data center into which it is uploaded.

  1. Select filter criterion, if desired.
  2. Click Filter.
  3. An OVF that successfully Validated can upload the VMDK file.

    An OVF that Validated with Warnings can upload the VMDK file.

    Note: Unsupported memory and unsupported CPU configurations will show warnings as these can be changed to valid configurations when imported.

    An OVF with an Error cannot upload the VMDK file.

  4. Click the Details link for information about the upload.
  5. Note: If validation is unsuccessful, the catalog item must be manually deleted.

Upload the Virtual Machine Disk (VMDK) Files

At least one VMDK must be declared in the OVF. Each VMDK declared is individually uploaded. The VMDK files are stored with the OVF as part of the VM Catalog Item in the catalog data store.

Note: VM Upload does not accept VMDK files created with --compress enabled on ovftool and does not accept OVF files with multiple virtual machines.

  1. Select a virtual machine.
  2. Click Begin Upload.
  3. The uploadFile window appears.

  4. You can either drag the file and drop in the file input box or click Add File.
  5. If Add File is clicked, the Open file dialog appears.
    1. Select your file.
    2. Click Open to add the file.
  6. Click Start Upload.
  7. When upload completes, click X to close the window.

When all VDMK files successfully upload, the status of the catalog item changes to Ready for use icon, appears, and tooltip indicates Ready.

During the upload process, if the upload stopped or failed, you can resume the upload or restart the upload.

  1. Select a virtual machine.
  2. Click Resume Upload.
  3. The uploadFile window appears.

  4. Select either Resume Upload or Restart Upload from beginning.
  5. If Restart Upload from beginning is selected, you can either drag the file and drop in the file input box or click Add File.
  6. If Add File is clicked, the Open file dialog appears.
    1. Select your file.
    2. Click Open to add the file.
  7. Click Start Upload.
  8. When upload completes, click X to close the window.
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