You can add a virtual machine to a vApp.
You must be an organization administrator or vApp author to access virtual machines in public catalogs.
- 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.
- Click to view the vApps in a card view.
- From the Actions menu of the vApp to which you want to add a virtual machine, select Add VM.
The list of virtual machines that are associated to the vApp displays in the Add VMs window.
- To create a new virtual machine and associate it with the vApp automatically, click Add Virtual Machine.
- Enter the name and the computer name for the virtual machine.
Important: The computer name can contain only alphanumeric characters and hyphens. A computer name cannot consist of digits only and cannot contain spaces.
- (Optional) Enter a meaningful description.
- Select whether you want the virtual machine to power on right after it is created.
- Select how you want to deploy the virtual machine.
Option Action New You deploy a new virtual machine with customizable settings.
- Select an Operating System family and Operating System.
- (Optional) Select a boot image.
- Select the compute policy.
- Select the size of the virtual machine or click Custom Sizing Options to enter the compute, memory, and storage settings manually.
The predefinded sizing options are small, medium, or large.
- Specify the storage settings of the virtual machine, such as storage policy and size in GB.
- Specify the network settings for the virtual machine, such as network, IP mode, IP address, and primary NIC.
From Template You deploy a virtual machine from a template that you select from the templates catalog.
- Select the virtual machine template from the catalog.
- (Optional) Select to use a custom storage policy and select the policy from the Custom storage policy to use.
- If there is an end user license agreement available, you must review and accept it.
- Click OK to create the virtual machine.
- Click Add to add the virtual machine to the vApp.