7.1 Importing a virtual appliance

This example shows you how to import a virtual appliance. If you downloaded an Oracle VM template from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud which contains a template.ova file, you should use this procedure to import the virtual appliance. A virtual appliance is the most recent format that Oracle uses to publish Oracle VM templates. Replace the name and URL of the following example with that of your virtual appliance.

To import a virtual appliance:

  1. Click the Repositories tab. Select the repository in which to import the virtual appliance. Click Virtual Appliances in the navigation tree.

  2. Click Import Virtual Appliance... Import Virtual Appliance... icon in the management pane toolbar.

  3. The Import Virtual Appliance dialog box is displayed. Enter the URL to the virtual appliance you downloaded and stored on a web server, and the IP address or hostname of an optional proxy server to use when importing the virtual appliance. Click OK to import the virtual appliance.

    This figure shows the Import Virtual Appliance dialog box.

    The import job can take some time to complete. When the import job is complete, the new virtual appliance is listed in the table.