You can configure the CPU and memory resource allocation for the vApp.

Reservations on vApps and all their child resource pools, child vApps, and child virtual machines count against the parent resources only when they are powered on.

Required privilege: vApp resource configuration on the vApp.

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Right-click the vApp in the inventory and select Configuration > Edit Settings.

2

Allocate CPU capacity for this vApp.

Option

Description

Shares

CPU shares for this vApp with respect to the parent’s total. Sibling vApps share resources according to their relative share values bounded by the reservation and limit. Select Low, Normal, or High, which specify share values respectively in a 1:2:4 ratio. Select Custom to give each vApp a specific number of shares, which express a proportional weight.

Reservation

Guaranteed CPU allocation for this vApp.

Reservation Type

Select the Expandable check box to make the reservation expandable. When the vApp is powered on, if the combined reservations of its virtual machines are larger than the reservation of the vApp, the vApp can use resources from its parent or ancestors.

Limit

Upper limit for this vApp's CPU allocation. Select Unlimited to specify no upper limit.

3

Allocate memory capacity for this vApp.

Option

Description

Shares

Memory shares for this vApp with respect to the parent’s total. Sibling vApps share resources according to their relative share values bounded by the reservation and limit. Select Low, Normal, or High, which specify share values respectively in a 1:2:4 ratio. Select Custom to give each vApp a specific number of shares, which express a proportional weight.

Reservation

Guaranteed memory allocation for this vApp.

Reservation Type

Select the Expandable check box to make the reservation expandable. When the vApp is powered on, if the combined reservations of its virtual machines are larger than the reservation of the vApp, the vApp can use resources from its parent or ancestors.

Limit

Upper limit for this vApp's memory allocation. Select Unlimited to specify no upper limit.

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Click OK.