Change the startup order of virtual machines in a vApp
After creating a vApp in the vSphere Web Client it may be necessary to change the order in which the virtual machines start up. For example, in a Microsoft Exchange vApp it would be logical to start the domain controller before the Exchange servers.
It only takes a few steps to change the startup order:
- In the vSphere Web Client right-click on the vApp and select Edit Settings…
- Expand Start order
- Change the order that virtual machines start and configure actions as required
- Click OK
Note: when powering off a vApp the virtual machines power off from highest to lowest startup order