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How to use a VMware content library

Submitted by on November 28, 2018 – 8:56 amNo Comment

Objects that aren’t directly tied to VMs, such as ISO files for guest OSes or applications or OVF and OVA files, still require effective management practices. Rather than storing these and other types of resources on a network share or on removable media, vSphere 6 enables you to keep resource files organized in a VMware content library.

A content library is a centralized repository where you can store all the files and resources you use to deploy VMs. For those with experience working with Hyper-V and System Center, VMware content libraries have many similarities to System Center Virtual Machine Manager libraries. For example, you can use both to store ISO files. Whether you have a relatively small organization with only a single vCenter server or a larger organization with multiple vCenter servers, you can create a VMware content library and share its data across the entire organization.

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