In this lab, we will create a vApp, Power on a vApp
Task 1: Create a vApp
Before we can attempt anything we need to power off the two VM’s.
Now we can go into vApps and click ‘Create a New vApp’ and follow the setup.
Now we can find out app listed under hosts and clusters.
Now right clicking the vApp we can create a new VM.
Now we can just follow the wizard.
Now that we have our nw-App01 we need to create three clones of that.
Now I need to repeat this process two more times.
Now answering the question of if I see four VMs, I do.
Now we need to edit the settings of the vApp and configure it to the Lab.
Task 2: Power on a vApp
Now I need to power on the vApp.
Question is: Do all the VM’s power on at the same time?
The VMs power up as per the sequence I created, this made me think I could use this for a system where you have the VMs boot which contains the foundations of the system then 120 seconds later the front end starts.
Task 3: Remove a vAPP
Now we need to delete the vApp.
This lab caused me no issues but taught me a lot about vApps.
They would be great for a system where the programs were on individual VMs and needed to be booted in a specific order and that’s where vApps come in.
Overall a good lab.