andreaspa
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Move VMs out of vApps?

Hi,

Has anyone tried to move VMs out from vApps?

I have a bunch of VMs as OVF files that I have exported from an old system, and I need to get them in to vCD as regular VMs. All tips are welcome!

/Andreas

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paluszekd
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With 9.5, you can easily move it from one vApp to another, is that what you're looking for? vApp construct has been decoupled as of late too.

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andreaspa
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I've noticed that single vm vApps shows up under VMs, but a vApp with multiple VMs only shows under vApps.

What I would like is to move a VM out from a vApp and treat it as a single VM, but as far as I've seen it's only possible to move it to another vApp.

/Andreas

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jnivoit
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You can always create an empty vApp and then use the ImportIntoExistingVApp REST API.

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andreaspa
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Sorry for the late reply.

My intention was to get rid of any vApps, not to create new ones.. But I guess a hack of the database to hide the vApp would work as well, even though it's a quite ugly hack Smiley Happy

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jnivoit
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"My intention was to get rid of any vApps" <-- you can't really do that, those are central in vCD, there is no VM without a vApp.

Even the "standalone" VMs have a vApp backing them (even though it's not shown in the UI).

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andreaspa
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You're absolutely correct in that, so the option is to hack the database to hide the vApp in the UI. Smiley Happy

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jnivoit
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obviously, we don't ever recommend people tweak things in the DB directly...

We do have APIs to move things around, it could be a small feature request to have a boolean flag to indicate that the desired end result is a standalone VM.

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