You can create an application manually to mark a collection of virtual machines with an application name.

You can filter and show virtual machines that belong to a specific application.


At virtual machine level, expand the dependency map to view all available dependencies.


Select the virtual machines for which you are creating an application.


Click the Create application icon Create application tag.


Specify a name for the application.

The name must be unique to the vCenter Server you are currently working on.


Click OK.

The application is created. You can view the application by selecting one of its virtual machines and opening its dependency map. The application appears in the Display map of drop-down menu.