Leases provide a level of control over the storage and compute resources allocated to the virtual machines in your virtual data centers. You configure lease times at the vApp level.

Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand displays information about the vApp that contains each virtual machine; however, you do not select or manage vApps in Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand. You manage vApps by using vCloud Director. A vApp consists of one or more virtual machines that communicate over a network and use resources and services in a deployed environment. A vApp can contain multiple virtual machines.

By configuring a lease for a vApp, you can specify the maximum amount of time that the virtual machines contained in the vApp can run and the amount of time that Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand stores the template for that vApp.

For more information about managing leases using vCloud Director, see Understanding Leases in the vCloud Director User's Guide.

For more information about vApps, see vApp Overview.

You have the required permission to manage the virtual machine. If you are a member of the End User role, you are the virtual machine owner or you are a Virtual Infrastructure Administrator. The owner of the virtual machine is the user who created the virtual machine or who was transferred ownership of the virtual machine.


From the Virtual Machines tab, click the link for the virtual machine for which you want to configure leases.

The Settings tab for the virtual machine appears.


Click Manage in vCloud Director.

vCloud Director opens in a new browser tab and the Virtual Machines tab in the My Cloud page appears.


From the My Cloud panel, select the vApp containing the virtual machine, right click and select Properties.

The Properties dialog box appears with the General tab displayed.

vApp Properties - General Tab


Select the Reset leases check box.


Adjust the runtime and storage leases as required and click OK.