This post is for those who are using vSphere vApps in their environment today. I’ve been talking with various Product Managers about the vApp and how it is used and we have made certain assumptions which we would like to validate. So far it seems to us that most of you are using the vApp to define startup order and perform administrative operations as a group, like power-off / power-on.
Personally I have seen’t (m)any customers using the resource management capabilities of a vApp so far, most seem to treat the vApp as a way to group VMs. Now I do assume that there are customers out there using the resource management capabilities of the vApp. If so, I would be interested in knowing how you use it, why / when / what. Please leave a comment and please do so using a valid email address as there may be a desire for us to follow up on it.