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.

Application Compatibility

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.