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vSphere Virtual Machine Management

By : Rebecca Fitzhugh
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vSphere Virtual Machine Management

By: Rebecca Fitzhugh

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Table of Contents (17 chapters)
vSphere Virtual Machine Management
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Chapter 5. Managing Multitiered Applications with vApps

This chapter discovers the power of vSphere vApps. vApps offer amazing functionality and portability that will be desired within your VMware infrastructure. vApps are containers used for holding one or more virtual machines and can be configured as resource pools. Shares, limits, and reservations can be set at the vApp level to dictate how the virtual machines will receive CPU and memory resources. vApps can not only be used as resource pools, but can also be used to share some functionalities with virtual machines. These functionalities include the ability to clone as well as start up and shut down the virtual machines in a specific order. You previously learned how to import an OVF template; this chapter will show you how to export a vApp into an OVF template for distribution.

In this chapter, you will learn:

  • How to create a vApp

  • vApp options

  • Populating a vApp

  • Configuring startup and shutdown options