ESXi 5.5 vApp Capability


Is it possible to include VMs from different clusters in a vApp? I tried and could not add from outside the cluster, and also researched but did not find any discussion about this. I am running vCenter 5.5 Update 2.

Rick V
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
A vApp is just a Resource Pool, so you should be able to add VMs to this vApp or Resource Pool.
And just like resource pool it resides in same cluster...

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VireneAuthor Commented:
That is what my testing shows. Nothing outside the cluster can be added to the vApp/Resource Pool.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
so why not just drop the VM into the Cluster, and then into the vApp.
VireneAuthor Commented:
Hi Andrew - the VM is a SQL server in a dedicated SQL cluster..... I think we'll be fine. Our datacenter admins will be turning on SQL servers first in any case - right after DCs. Thanks
You can cache some domain admin login and some dba login on machine to start using it without DC
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