Is it possible to use some sort of variable to prepopulate some of the naming fields (vApp name, VM name, computer name) with a vCD template? A user would select a template from the catalog then the names world be filled in automatically with the user's user name along with prepended codes. One of our end users thinks he has seen this in operation and I've experimented with it a bit but was unable to make it happen.
Not with the out of box solution.
If you have a custom portal that calls the instantiate of the vApps/VM's this system could do that work. Or if you want to use task intergation (AMQP) with vCloud you could create a custom process (maybe using VCO) to rename the objects after creation.
Was vCD version 1.5 able to prepopulate these fields?