By default, when you stop a running vApp, vCloud Director releases any IP address the edge gateway was using. You can configure a vApp network to retain the IP addresses of its edge gateway until the vApp or network is deleted.

This setting applies only to fenced and routed vApp networks.

Static routing relies on the IP address of the edge gateway in a vApp. For vApps that use static routing, enable IP persistence to make sure that static routes to and from the vApp remain valid.


  1. Click My Cloud.
  2. In the left pane, select vApps.
  3. Right-click a vApp, and select Open.
  4. On the Networking tab, choose which fenced or routed vApp networks should retain their IP addresses.
  5. Select Always use assigned IP addresses... , and click Apply.


The edge gateways in the vApp keep their assigned IP addresses, even when they are powered off.