You can copy or move a virtual machine to another vApp. When you copy a virtual machine, the original virtual machine remains in the source vApp. If you move a virtual machine, it is removed from the source vApp.

About this task

If the target vApp is in the same organization VDC an the source vApp, you do not have to power off the VM before you copy or move it. Copying or moving a VM within ths same organization VDC preserves its storage profile and network connections.


This operation requires the rights included in the predefined vApp Author role or an equivalent set of rights.


  1. Click My Cloud.
  2. In the left pane, click VMs.
  3. Select a virtual machine, right-click, and select Copy to or Move to.
  4. Follow the prompts to complete the wizard.
  5. Click Finish.