Working with Libraries

Library Management

Libraries are where installation media and VM templates are stored.

To access Libraries, click the menu icon near the top left of the screen, and click “Libraries”:

The default screen will show you vApp Templates. You can click the “Add” button if you have an OVA or OVF file you wish to upload as a template, and follow the on-screen instructions to upload and configure the template.

Catalogs

Catalogs are collections of installation media and templates. You can access them by clicking the “Catalogs” button on the menu on the left.

Orion provides a pre-populated catalog of Virtual Machine’s pre-built and patched. Orion also provides media to deploy your own virtual machines. The Public_Shared catalog should already be connected to your organization, which can be used for common installation media. If you want to upload your own installation media, click “Add” on this screen to create your own catalog. The following screen will prompt you for a name, and an optional description, before allowing you to click “OK”.

Uploading Installation Media

Once you have created a catalog, click the “Media & Other” menu item to upload files to it.

Click the “Add” button at the top of the screen to upload installation media. Assign a name to the installation media, then select the ISO file you wish to upload:

Once the upload is complete, you will be able to use this install media on VMs in your organization.