Smart rebooting selectively restarts the virtual machines in the vApp to maintain startup dependencies. You can enable and disable smart rebooting of virtual machines in a vApp after remediation.
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 machines are restarted according to their individual remediation requirements, disregarding existing startup dependencies.
- In the Home view of the vSphere Web Client, select the Update Manager icon.
- From the Objects tab, select an Update Manager instance.
The Objects tab also displays all the vCenter Server system to which an Update Manager instance is connected.
- Click the Manage tab.
- Click Settings, and click vApp Settings.
- Click Edit.
The vApp Settings dialog box opens.
- Click the Enable smart reboot after remediation check box to enable or disable smart rebooting.