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. You can set these values when you create the vApp and change them at any time from the vApp Properties dialog or from the individual VM Properties dialog.

For more information, see:

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, select Manage vApps.

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

  2. Select the vApp and select Start to start all VMs it contains.

    Power On icon - a green circle with a power icon overlaid in white.

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, select Manage vApps.

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

  2. Select the vApp and select Shut Down to shut down all VMs in the vApp.

    Shutdown icon - a red circle with a power icon overlaid in white.

    A soft shutdown is attempted on all VMs. If a soft shutdown is not possible, then a forced shutdown is performed. For more information about soft and forced VM shutdowns, see Shut down a VM.

Start and Shut Down vApps