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VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference by Matt Boren, Andrew Sullivan, Brian Graf, Glenn Sizemore, Jonathan Medd, Luc Dekens

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Chapter 10 Using vApps

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Import Virtual Appliances
  • Create Your Own vApps
  • Maintain vApps
  • Setting the Start Order
  • Power Operations
  • Using Network Protocol Profiles
  • Using IP Assignment
  • Modifying vApp Product Information

As vSphere has developed, the term vApp has meant many different things. In the past many would refer to any virtualized workload as a virtual application, or vApp, whereas others use vApp to refer to a VM that has been exported to an Open Virtualization Format (OVF) template. As of vSphere 4.1, the term vApp has referred to a virtual container similar to a resource pool. A vApp can contain one or more VMs and is managed as a single logical unit. The modern vApp can be powered on or off and ...

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