You can use the manual application feature to mark a collection of virtual machines with an application name. For example, vRealize Operations Manager can show the health of an application group rather than that of individual virtual machines.

The manual application feature's requirements are as follows.

A manual application must be unique, meaning that two manual applications cannot have the same name.

The name of the manual application is limited to 128 characters.

The manual application feature's functionalities are as follows.

You can use the dependency map to create a manual application.

You can create manual applications with virtual machines that are not connected.

Manual applications are listed in the Display map of drop-down menu.

If a selected virtual machine does not belong to any application, the Display map of drop-down menu shows only the first level dependencies of that virtual machine.

If you create a manual application using only external entities, you cannot view the created manual application.