5. vCloud Resource Design : 5.8 vApp
5.8 vApp
A vApp is a container for a distributed software solution and is the standard unit of deployment in vCloud Director. It has power on operations, consists of one or more virtual machines, and can be imported or exported as an OVF package. Although similarly named, VMware vSphere vApps™ and vCloud vApps have subtle differences. For example, vCloud vApps can contain additional constructs such as vApp networks, but do not offer the resource controls found in vSphere vApps.