A vApp template is a virtual machine image that is loaded with an operating system, applications, and data. vApp templates used in VMware Learning Platform are called lab templates. These templates ensure that lab environments are configured consistently for all lab participants.

The following exercises show you how to deploy a vApp containing a single Linux VM from a base template in the public catalog, how to power-on the vApp and log into the Linux VM, and how to power-off the vApp and create a template by copying it into your catalog.