Each virtual machine within the vApp is powered on according to the startup order configuration.

When powering on a vApp within a DRS cluster in manual mode, no DRS recommendations are generated for virtual machine placements. The power-on operation performs as if DRS is run in a semiautomatic or automatic mode for the initial placements of the virtual machines. This does not affect vMotion recommendations. Recommendations for individual powering on and powering off of virtual machines are also generated for vApps that are running.


  • In the Summary page for the service, click Power On.
    If a delay is set in the startup settings, the vApp waits for the set length of time before powering up that virtual machine.


In the Summary tab, the status indicates when the vApp has started and is available. Links to the product and vendor Web sites are also found under the General section.