Product Documentation

Modify vApps

Nov 27, 2012

To change the name or description of a vApp, add or remove VMs from the vApp, and change the startup sequence of the VMs in the vApp, use the Manage vApps dialog box.

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

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

  2. Select the vApp and click Properties to open its Properties dialog box
  3. Click the General tab to change the vApp name or description.
  4. Click the Virtual Machines tab to add or remove VMs from the vApp.
  5. Click the VM Startup Sequence tab to change the start order and delay interval values for individual VMs in the vApp.

    Control

    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. Click OK to save your changes and close the Properties dialog box.