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Modify an Application


After you import and verify the content of your archive file, you can modify applications. You can modify and customize applications from the Inventory page.

About This Task

  • A compute instance can only belong to one application. If you select a compute instance that is already associated with an application and add that compute instance to another application, the compute instance will automatically be removed from the original application.

  • Dependency mapping can only be done using IP addresses, not object names. If any compute instances are missing IP addresses, contact Virtana Support at


  1. Navigate to the Inventory page.

  2. To move compute instances into the application, do one of the following:

    • To move one item, click and hold on vp-icon-drag-drop.png next to any compute instance you want to add, and then drag and drop it in the application.

    • To move two or more items, select the checkbox next to each compute instance you want to move, click and hold on vp-icon-drag-drop.png next to any selected object, and then drag and drop the objects into the application.

      When you grab the vp-icon-drag-drop.png, a tootip displays the name or number of items you are moving, so you can verify them.


    You can also right-click and select either "Copy to Application" or "Move to Application".

  3. To remove compute instances from applications, right-click, and select Remove from Application.

  4. To delete applications, select the items to be deleted, right-click, and select Delete Selected Applications.

  5. Click Save.

    There is an option to Undo Changes.


    Clicking Undo Changes deletes all changes made since the last save.

  6. Calculate the dependencies for the compute instances in the application.

    Do one of the following:

    • Click the checkbox next to the application, and then click Calculate 1 Application.

    • Click Calculate All Applications.

    The calculation can take a while.

  7. When the calculation completes, click Save.

    The page becomes inaccessible while the calculations are being performed. You can still access other areas of the software, but be sure to return to this page and save the calculations.

    Ensure you save after the calculations complete, to retain the calculations.

  8. Navigate to Applications > Application List to verify that the application was added.

  9. Assess the output and again modify the applications as needed until ready to create move groups.

Next Tasks

Assess Calculated Application Output, as needed

Calculate application dependencies

Related Topics

Inventory Page