Sharing a VM enables others to view and create copies of the VM, which can then be edited to suit the needs of other organizations. If you make changes to the shared VM in your library, they are automatically reflected in the version that is visible to other users. (If users make changes to their own copies of the item, these changes do not affect the VM in your library in any way.)
Note: You must have a public profile before you can share library items on Ravello Repo.
Note: Sharing permissions must be defined in the assigned permissions group. If you are not authorized to share disk images, contact your system administrator.
Important: Make sure that the VM does not contain any confidential or proprietary information before sharing it.
To share a VM on Ravello Repo:
1 In the Library > VMs page, select the VM you want to share, then do one of the following:
- Click Share > Manage sharing, and click Ravello Repo in the Manage VM Sharing dialog box.
- Click Share > Share Publicly on Ravello Repo.
2 In the Step 1: Short description field, enter a brief description of the VM (maximum 160 characters).
This description will appear on the front page of Ravello Repo. Then click Next.
3 Click Review/edit Library VM Documentation to update the documentation section of the VM and
provide useful information to other Ravello users. The documentation provided is important to
improving the usability of shared items. After updating the documentation, click Next.
Note: The documentation section is written in a “markdown” editor.
If there is no documentation attached to the VM when you click Next, you are prompted to add it now.
If you do not wish to do so, click Continue Anyway.
4 If you have not already done so, read the Terms of Service and Additional Terms of Service, then select I accept.
5 Click Share. The VM is shared on the Ravello Repo portal.