In some cases, if a deployment or update process is in progress indefinitely and does not show either a pass or fail deployment status, you can stop the deployment or update process and the provisioning in the cloud environment.

About this task

When you stop a deployment or an update process, the status changes to STOPPING and remains in that state until Application Services successfully stops the deployment or update process. The status then changes to STOPPED. Application Services does not delete the deployment or update process.

You cannot stop or resume composite deployments.

Note:

If the deployment status does not change to STOPPED in a reasonable amount of time, the process may be hung. You can force the deployment to stop by clicking Stop again. Only force the process to stop if the deployment status has not changed to STOPPED after an unreasonably long time. For related information see Application Services Troubleshooting.

Prerequisites

  • Log in to Application Services as an application publisher and deployer.

  • Verify that you have a deployment or update process in progress.

Procedure

  1. Enter the name of the deployment or update process to cancel in the search text box.
  2. From the search result list, select the deployment or update process.

    The deployment summary page opens.

  3. Click Stop in the toolbar above the deployment summary.
  4. Confirm your selection.
    Note:

    If the deployment status does not change to STOPPED in a reasonable amount of time, the process may be hung, in which case you can force a hard stop by clicking Stop again. Clicking Stop a second time forces the deployment to stop immediately without completing the normal sequence of events employed by the stop process. You are prompted to confirm this action by clicking OK. Only force the process to stop if the deployment status has not changed to STOPPED after an unreasonably long time.

    When you stop a deployment normally, currently running processes are stopped gracefully. When you force a stop, the deployment is stopped abruptly and currently running processes remain running. In either case, the associated VMs are not cleaned up.

What to do next

When you stop a deployment normally, you can resume it, tear it down from the cloud, or delete the application deployment record from vRealize Automation. See Managing Deployments.

For an update process, you can continue to interact with the deployment by starting another update process. See Updating Application Deployments.