After you create a datacenter and add a clustered host enabled with DRS or a standalone host to your vCenter Server system, you can create a vApp.

You can create a vApp under the following conditions.

A standalone host is selected in the inventory that is running ESX 3.0 or greater.

A cluster enabled with DRS is selected in the inventory.

You can create vApps on folders, standalone hosts, resource pools, clusters enabled with DRS, and within other vApps.


The New vApp wizard allows you to create a vApp.


The name that you enter is the vApp display name that appears in the inventory.


The destination is the standalone host, cluster, resource pool, or another vApp on which the vApp will run.


Determine how CPU and memory should be allocated for the vApp.


The Ready to Complete page lets you review the vApp configuration.