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VMware vSphere™ PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration by Jonathan Medd, Arnim van Lieshout, Glenn Sizemore, Alan Renouf, Luc Dekens

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Chapter 9

Using vApps

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Import Virtual Appliances
  • Create Your Own vApps
  • Maintain vApps
    • Setting the Start Order
    • Using IP Pools
    • Using IP Assignment
    • Modifying vApp Product Information

As vSphere has developed, the term vApp has come to mean many different things. Some 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. With the release of vSphere 4.1, VMware extended the vApp concept to a next level. A vApp is now 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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