Product Documentation

Create a vApp

Nov 27, 2012

To create a new vApp, use the Manage vApps dialog box.

  1. Select the pool and, from the Pool menu, click Manage vApps.

    Alternatively, right-click in the Resources pane and click Manage vApps on the shortcut menu.

  2. Click New vApp... on the top left corner of the Manage vApps dialog box.
  3. Enter the name of the new vApp and (optionally) a description, then click Next. You can choose any name you like, but a descriptive name is usually best. Although it is advisable to avoid having multiple vApps with the same name, it is not a requirement, and XenCenter does not enforce any uniqueness constraints on vApp names. It is not necessary to use quotation marks for names that include spaces.
  4. Choose which virtual machines to include in the new vApp and then click Next. You can use the Search box to list only VMs with names that include the specified string.
  5. Specify the startup sequence for the VMs in the vApp, and then click Next.
    Value Description
    Start order Specifies the order in which individual VMs will be started up within the vApp, allowing certain VMs to be restarted before others. VMs with a start order value of 0 (zero) will be started first, then VMs with a start order value of 1, then VMs with a start order value of 2, and so on.
    Attempt to start next VM after This is a delay interval that specifies how long to wait after starting the VM before attempting to start the next group of VMs in the startup sequence, that is, VMs with a lower start order.

    Note that the shutdown order of VMs in a vApp is always the reverse of the configured start order.

  6. On the final page of the wizard, you can review the vApp configuration. Click Previous to go back and modify any settings, or Finish to create the new vApp and close the wizard.