Stopping a vApp powers off or shuts down all the virtual machines in the vApp. You must stop a vApp before you can perform certain actions. For example, adding the vApp to a catalog, copying it or moving it to another VDC.


The vApp must be started.


  1. On the Virtual Datacenters dashboard screen, click the card of the virtual data center you want to explore, and select vApps from the left panel.
  2. Click Card Icon to view the vApps in a card view.
  3. From the Actions menu of the vApp you want to stop, select Stop.
  4. Click OK.


All virtual machines in the vApp and the vApp itself are powered off or shut down.