VMware® Studio™ is a free development tool for authoring, updating and managing virtual appliances and vApps that are optimized for VMware product platforms.

Application Authoring

Build vApps and virtual appliances that are compatible with VMware infrastructure, VMware vSphere® 4.0, vSphere 4.1 and VMware® vCloud Director®.

Application Management

Use Studio's embedded in-guest management agent for standalone management through an enclosed web console.

Application Compatibility

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.

VMware Studio Community Blog

Find out how to author, update and manage production-ready appliances.

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VMware Studio Documentation

Download release notes, starter guides and more.

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