Start and Shut Down vApps

To start or shut down a vApp, use the Manage vApps dialog box, accessed from the Pool menu.

When you start a vApp, all the VMs within it are started up automatically in sequence. The start order and delay interval values specified for each individual VM control the startup sequence; these values can be set when you first create the vApp and changed at any time from the vApp Properties dialog box or from the individual VM’s Properties dialog box.

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

To start a vApp

  1. Open the Manage vApps dialog box: select the pool where the VMs in the vApp are located 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 Power On icon. A green circle with a power icon overlaid in white. Start to start all of the VMs it contains.

To shut down a vApp

  1. Open the Manage vApps dialog box: select the pool where the VMs in the vApp are located 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 Shutdown icon. A red circle with a power icon overlaid in white. Shut Down to shut down all of the VMs in the vApp. A soft shut down will be attempted on all VMs; if this is not possible, then a forced shut down will be performed. See Shut down a VM to find out more about soft and forced VM shutdowns.

Start and Shut Down vApps

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