You can view details about the progress, success, or failure of a particular application deployment or an update process on the deployment summary page. You can view the IP addresses that were assigned, the cloud networks chosen, and the logs for each installation, configuration, and startup or update scripts that were run.

About this task

The deployment summary page shows the overall status of the deployment. Each deployment listed on the summary page has a snapshot of the application blueprint and deployment profile at the time that the deployment was started. If you make changes to the actual application blueprint or deployment profile, those changes do not affect the blueprint or deployment shown in a specific deployment. See Using the Deployment Summary Page. The composite deployment summary page shows details for all of its application deployments, and provides ready access to their deployment summary pages, as described in Using the Composite Deployment Summary Page.

All Application Services roles can view deployments in their business groups.

Prerequisites

Verify that an application is deployed or an update process is initiated. See Deploy with a Single Deployment Profile or Updating Application Deployments.

Procedure

  1. On the Application Services title bar, click the drop-down menu and select Deployments.
  2. Click the name of the deployment.

    The deployment summary page with status windows appears. The VM Details status window provides quick access to each virtual machine, and lets you log in to the virtual machine deployed on vCloud Director.

  3. To view the status of a task, a dependent task, or virtual machines acquiring IP addresses, click the Expand icon (Expand status window) to open the applicable window in the deployment summary page.
  4. Click the Minimize icon (Minimize the status window) to view the entire deployment status summary.
  5. For the overall deployment status, look at the Task Details status window.
  6. To find the name of the deployment task, look at the Task Summary section in the Task Details status window.

    The Task Summary section lists details about the deployment or update profile, user role, policy compliance information, start and end time of the deployment, the last time the application was updated, run ID number of the subfolder containing logs, and the assigned value to the application name.

    You need the vApp, machine, or instance name to find information about the deployment in vCloud Director, vCloud Automation Center, or Amazon EC2. You can also check the progress of a deployment from the vCloud Director, vCloud Automation Center, and Amazon EC2 user interface.

  7. For deployment environment, cloud provider name, cloud provider description, host IP address, vCloud Director Org name, business group, and reservation policy, or Amazon VPC and associated Availability Zone, and User name details, look at the Deployment Location section in the Task Details status window.

    The deployment information in this section is a snapshot of the application blueprint and deployment profile at the time of the deployment. If you make changes to the actual application blueprint, those changes do not affect the blueprint shown in a specific deployment. The cloud provider and deployment information reflects the cloud provider mapping and deployment environment details that were created for the application deployment.

  8. To view the application blueprint name and version information, look at the Application Details section in the Task Details status window.
  9. To view the property overrides in the blueprint and deployment profile, expand the Blueprint status window.

    This status windows shows a snapshot that reflects the settings and definitions the blueprint contained at the time of the deployment. If you make changes to the actual application blueprint, those changes do not affect the blueprint shown in a specific deployment. You can delete a deployment without affecting components or services in the application.

    1. Select a service or application component and click the Properties tab.
    2. For an update process, in the Properties tab, the Previous Value column shows the library, blueprint, or deployment profile values of a previous update process.

      On the same tab, the New Value column shows the values added in the current update process.

  10. View failed tasks in the expanded Blueprint status window.

    If a task fails on a service or application component, the task failure icon (Task has failed) appears on the service or application component. When a task fails, the entire deployment is stopped, marked as Failed Deployment, and no future tasks are run. The task did not run icon appears on all the rest of the tasks.

    If an update deployment occurs, the updated node application components and properties are highlighted. If the update deployment fails, the application component is marked as failed and the impacted properties are highlighted in red.

What to do next

Review the virtual machine details and the tasks available in the execution plan. See View Deployed VM Details and Execution Plan of an Application.