A vApp consists of one or more virtual machines that communicate over a network and use resources and services in a deployed environment. A vApp can contain multiple virtual machines. Open a vAppYou can open a vApp to view the virtual machines and networks it contains, as well as a diagram showing how the virtual machines and networks are conected. Create a vApp From a vApp TemplateYou can create a new vApp based on a vApp template stored in a catalog to which you have access. Create a New vAppIf you don't want to create a vApp based on a vApp template, you can create a new vApp using virtual machines from vApp templates, new virtual machines, or a combination of both. Import a Virtual Machine as a vAppYou can import a vSphere virtual machine to your organization as a vApp. Create a vApp From an OVF PackageYou can create and deploy a vApp directly from an OVF package without creating a vApp template and corresponding catalog item. About the vApp Placement EngineThe vCloud Director placement engine determines what resources, including resource pools, datastores, and networks or network pools, on which to place the virtual machines in a vApp. The placement decision is made independently for each virtual machine in a vApp based on the requirements of that virtual machine. Download a vApp as an OVF PackageYou can download a vApp as an OVF package. Start a vAppStarting a vApp powers on all the virtual machines in the vApp that are not already powered on. Start a vApp with an Older Version of VMware ToolsIf a virtual machine in a vApp has an older version of VMware Tools installed and is enabled for guest customization, you might not be able to start it. Stop a vAppStopping 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 it to a catalog, copying it, moving it, and so on. Suspend a vAppYou can suspend a vApp to save its current state. Discard the Suspended State of a vAppYou can discard the suspended state of a vApp. Reset a vApp or Virtual MachineResetting a virtual machine clears state (memory, cache, and so on), but the vApps and virtual machines continue to run. View vApp Virtual MachinesYou can access and display the virtual machines in a vApp. Add a Virtual Machine to a vAppYou can add a virtual machine to a vApp. Import a Virtual Machine to a vApp from vSphereYou can import an existing virtual machine to a vApp from vSphere Remove Virtual Machines from a vAppYou can remove virtual machines from a vApp. Set vApp Start and Stop OptionsYou can specify certain options that affect what happens to the virtual machines when a vApp is started and stopped. Working with Networks in a vAppThe virtual machines in a vApp can connect to vApp networks (isolated or routed) and organization virtual datacenter networks (direct or fenced). You can add networks of different types to a vApp to address multiple networking scenarios. Editing vApp PropertiesYou can edit the properties of an existing vApp, including the vApp name and description, OVF environment properties, leases, and sharing settings. Display a vApp DiagramA vApp diagram provides a graphical view of the virtual machines and networks in a vApp. Change the Owner of a vAppYou can change the owner of the vApp, for example, if a vApp owner leaves the company or changes roles within the company. Upgrade the Virtual Hardware Version for a vAppYou can upgrade the virtual hardware version for all the virtual machines in a vApp. Higher virtual hardware versions support more features. Save vApp as a vApp Template to Your CatalogYou can save a vApp as a vApp template and add it to the catalog. Save a Powered-On vApp to your CatalogYou can save a powered-on vApp as a vApp template and add it to the catalog. Create a Snapshot of a vApp You can take a snapshot of all the virtual machines in a vApp. After you take the snapshots, you can revert all virtual machines in the vApp to the most recent snapshot, or remove all snapshots. Revert a vApp to a SnapshotYou can revert all virtual machines in a vApp to the state they were in when the vApp snapshot was created. Remove a Snapshot of a vAppYou can remove a snapshot of a vApp. Copy a vApp to Another Virtual DatacenterWhen you copy a vApp to another virtual datacenter, the original vApp remains in the source virtual datacenter. Copy a Powered-On vAppTo create a vApp based on an existing vApp, you can copy a vApp and change the copy to meet your needs. Move a vApp to Another Virtual DatacenterWhen you move a vApp to another virtual datacenter, the vApp is removed from the source virtual datacenter. Delete a vAppYou can delete a vApp, which removes it from your organization.