When you update an existing application deployment, you create an update profile that captures new values for the changes required for that update. You can also rollback updates to restore to the previous valid update and continue to initiate additional update processes.

Important:

Applications deployed with composite deployment profiles do not support resume, any type of update, or assisted teardown. However, such applications do support quick teardown.

You can deploy a saved update profile multiple times to update existing deployments. With vCloud Application Director 6.0 and 6.0.1 and Application Services 6.1, you can initiate an update process for existing deployments in vCloud Director and vRealize Automation multiple times by scaling in and out clusters of a node or modifying the configurations of existing services and application components.

When you scale node clusters of an existing application, make sure that you have enough resources in the cloud to support the additional nodes in the application.

If a deployment includes an external service and the configuration was modified in the external service instance, a notification icon appears on the deployment card. Click the icon and update the external service properties before you initiate an update or a rollback process.

Important:

vCloud Application Director 6.0 and 6.0.1 and Application Services 6.1 do not support updating existing deployments in Amazon EC2.

To help you identify the changed and impacted properties in the application with dependencies, when you update the cluster size of the node, Application Services highlights the scaled in or out node as changed and the dependent property is highlighted as impacted in the Blueprint window on the Update wizard and review page. The component that contains the dependent property is highlighted as the impacted component.

When you update a property to modify a configuration, Application Services highlights the property as changed and the dependent property is highlighted as impacted in the Blueprint window on the Update wizard and review page. The component that contains the new property value is highlighted as the changed component. The component that contains the dependent property is highlighted as the impacted component.

When you rollback an update, Application Services highlights the changed and rollback to properties in the Blueprint window on the Rollback wizard and review page. The component that contains the new property value is highlighted as the rolled back to component. The component that contains the dependent property is highlighted as the changed component.