VMware® Studio™ is a free development tool for authoring, updating and managing virtual appliances and vApps that are optimized for VMware product platforms.
Build vApps and virtual appliances that are compatible with VMware infrastructure, VMware vSphere® 4.0, vSphere 4.1 and VMware® vCloud Director®.
Use Studio's embedded in-guest management agent for standalone management through an enclosed web console.
Build both Linux-based (custom or standard Linux distributions) and Windows-based virtual appliances and vApps, running single- or multi-tier applications.
Virtual Appliance Validation
Validate appliances through the VMware® Ready™ Virtual Appliance Program to ensure they’re in compliance with VMware best practices.