You can change the order in which virtual machines and nested vApps within a vApp start up and shut down. You can also specify delays and actions performed at startup and shutdown.

Required privilege: vApp.vApp application configuration


  1. On the Summary page of the vApp, click Edit Settings.
  2. In the Start Order tab of the Edit vApp Settings window, select a virtual machine and use the arrow keys to change the startup order.
    Virtual Machines and vApps with the same start order (or within the same grouping) will start concurrently with each other.

    The reverse order will be used for shutdown.

  3. Select the startup and shutdown action for each virtual machine.
  4. (Optional) Use the arrow keys to change the time delay for startup and shutdown for each virtual machine.
  5. Click OK.