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Link a catalog offering to a template

Link a catalog offering to a template

After you run Discovery on vCenter, you can link a service catalog offering to a template. This process links the operating system selection that a user makes in the service catalog with the appropriate template.

Before you begin

Role required: cloud_admin

About this task

Catalog offerings are operating systems that are available for the requested virtual machine. The system provides a Windows and Linux catalog offering by default. When you create a catalog item from a VMware template, the system attaches the value in the Catalog Offering field to the service catalog item. Cloud Management uses the same template for a preconfigured class for the selected offering that it uses for a custom configuration by replacing the specified components with those selected by the user.


  1. Navigate to VMware Cloud > Maintain Catalog Items > Available Images (Templates) and then select a VM template record.
  2. Enter or select an available offering in the Catalog offering field.
  3. Click Update.

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