VMware Studio transforms applications running on Linux or Windows into virtual machines or appliances that run on VMware vSphere or VMware vCloud Director.
Virtual Appliance and vApp Authoring
Studio packages software applications into Linux-based vitual machines and Windows-based virtual appliances and vApps. It includes three interfaces for creating virtual appliances: a command-line interface typically used for automation, a web-based user interface and an Eclipse plug-in.
Virtual Appliance and vApp Management
Studio automatically inserts an in-guest management agent with a web console into the Windows-based virtual appliances and vApps it generates. It also provides pluggable management services for Linux-based appliances that can manage networking and system settings.
Studio increases the number of applications you can virtualize by building Linux-based virtual machines and Windows-based virtual appliances and vApps. You can author vApps on several operating system distributions, including Just enough Operating Systems (JeOS).
Virtual Appliance Validation
Studio gives you a simplified way to validate appliances through the VMware® Ready™ Virtual Appliance Program. Studio addresses many criteria in the program's text matrix, which ensures all virtual appliances are in compliance with VMware's best practices for building virtual appliances.