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Default Catalog and How to Opt Out

Updated by Anthony Hakim on May 22, 2019
Article Code: kb/1226

Description

In this KB article, we explore the Default Catalog, named CTL-Golden-Images, as well as the contents (vApp Templates) of your Default Catalog in CenturyLink Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation. We also have step-by-step instructions on how to opt out if you prefer to provide your own vApp Templates to your Catalog.

Default Catalog

CenturyLink Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation is built with a Default Catalog (CTL-Golden-Images), which uses a subscription model. All of the contents of the upstream Publisher are automatically downloaded into the Default Catalog.

Default vApp Templates in the Catalog

Since your Default Catalog is a subscriber to the CTL Master Catalog Service, the contents will vary as new vApp Templates get added, and older vApp Templates are retired. Currently this model is all or nothing, meaning because it is a subscriber, you get all of the contents of the upstream catalog. If you delete any of the vApp Templates in your Default Catalog, they will simply get re-added the next time your catalog synchronizes. If you'd like to Opt Out, then follow the steps in the Steps to Opt Out section below.

Steps to Opt Out

There are two options for Opting out for the Default Catalog (CTL-Golden-Images).

The first option is to stop the automatic synchronization of the catalog. The contents of the subscribed catalog will remain intact, but will not be updated to reflect any changes, whether they are new templates, updates to existing templates or templates that are removed from the catalog.

The second option is to delete the catalog. The catalog and contents of the catalog will be deleted. You have the option to move the vApp Templates to another catalog before you proceed with Option 2.

Option 1

  • Login to your CenturyLink Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation environment.

    Login to CenturyLink Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation

  • Once logged in, click on the Main Menu (also known as the Hamburger Menu) at the top of the page, then click Libraries.

    Catalog

  • In the Libraries page, under Content Libraries, click Catalogs.

    Catalog

  • Locate CTL-Golden-Images on the right side, then click on the dotted menu to the left, then Subscribe settings.

    Catalog

  • In the Subscribe settings for catalog "CLT-Golden-Images" page, toggle the setting for Automatically download the content from external catalog to off, then click Save.

    Catalog

Option 2

  • Login to your CenturyLink Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation environment.

    Login to CenturyLink Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation

  • Once logged in, click on the Main Menu (also known as the Hamburger Menu) at the top of the page, then click Libraries.

    Catalog

  • In the Libraries page, under Content Libraries, click Catalogs.

    Catalog

  • Locate CTL-Golden-Images on the right side, then click on the dotted menu to the left, then Delete.

    Catalog

  • In the Confirm delete page, click DELETE.

    Catalog