Smart rebooting selectively restarts the virtual appliances and virtual machines in the vApp to maintain startup dependencies. You can enable and disable smart rebooting of virtual appliances and virtual machines in a vApp after remediation.

About this task

A vApp is a prebuilt software solution, consisting of one or more virtual machines and applications, which are potentially operated, maintained, monitored, and updated as a unit.

Smart rebooting is enabled by default. If you disable smart rebooting, the virtual appliances and virtual machines are restarted according to their individual remediation requirements, disregarding existing startup dependencies.


Connect the vSphere Client to a vCenter Server system with which Update Manager is registered, and on the Home page, click Update Manager under Solutions and Applications. If your vCenter Server system is part of a connected group in vCenter Linked Mode, you must specify the Update Manager instance to use, by selecting the name of the corresponding vCenter Server system in the navigation bar.


  1. On the Configuration tab, under Settings, click vApp Settings.
  2. Deselect Enable smart reboot after remediation to disable smart rebooting.