Repositories are storage areas for VM image files and VM template files.
If a VM’s files are stored on a particular host server, that VM must be run from that host server. If a VM’s files are stored on a shared repository, that VM can be run on any host server that has access to the shared repository.
Host servers can have multiple repositories associated with them, and some repository types can be associated with multiple host servers as shared repositories. A host server can be associated with repositories stored locally on its server and with shared repositories stored on other machines.
The repository groups and their constituent repository objects are displayed in the Explorer panel and the accompanying Repository Admin View of the Development Client.