You can change the order in which virtual machines within a vApp start up and shut down. You can also specify delays and actions performed at startup and shutdown.


On the Summary page of the vApp, click Edit Settings.


In the Start Order tab of the Edit Service Settings window, select a virtual machine and use the arrow keys to change the startup order. This order will also be used for shutdown.


Specify the delay and action for startup and shutdown for each virtual machine.


Click OK when finished.