If I wanted to put my whole vCops environment into Maintenance mode, could I just apply MM to the World object and expect it to propogate down to all resources?
How can we keep the vC Ops in Maintanence Mode?\
I am not sure what you mean? When you manually place an object in MM it should stay in MM until you take it out:
Here are the steps to do a manual MM:
That would be nice, but if I put an application in maintenance mode, the tiers and resources in it do not go into maintenace mode as well.