As a vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly cloud administrator or cloud template developer, you use the Deployment tab to manage your deployments and the associated resources. You can troubleshoot failed provisioning processes, make changes to resources or, and destroy unused deployments.

The deployments include deployed cloud templates and onboarded resources. It is also possible for resources that are created using the IaaS API to appear as deployments.

If you manage a small number of deployments, the deployment cards provide a graphical view for managing them. If you manage a large number of deployments, the deployment list and the resource list provide more a more robust management view.

Working with deployment cards and the deployment list

You can locate and manage your deployments using the card list. You can filter or search for specific deployments, and then run actions on those deployments.

Figure 1. Deployments page card view

Screenshot of the deployments page with callouts that correspond to the numbered list above the image. Callout 1 is the filter, 2 is the search, 3 is the sort, 4 is switching between card and list views, and 5 is actions.
  1. Filter your requests based on attributes.

    For example, you can filter based on owner, projects, lease expiration date, or other filtering options. Or you might want to find all the deployments for two projects with a particular tag. When you construct the filter for the projects and tag example, the results conform to the following criteria: (Project1 OR Project2) AND Tag1.

    The values that you see in the filter pane depend on the current deployments that you have permission to view or manage.

    Most of the filters and how to use them are relatively obvious. Additional information about some of these filters is provided below.

  2. Search for deployments based on keywords or requester.
  3. Sort the list to order by time or name.
  4. Switch between the deployment card and the deployment list views.
  5. Run deployment-level actions on the deployment, including deleting unused deployments to reclaim resources.

You can also see deployment costs, expiration dates, and status.

You can switch between the card and list view in the upper right of the page, to the right of the Sort text box. You can use the list view to manage a large number of deployments on fewer pages.

Figure 2. Deployment page list view

Screenshot of the list view with one deployment expanded using the drop-down arrow on the list and with the action menu vertical ellipsis highlighted.

Working with selected deployment filters

The following table is a not a definitive list of filter options. Most of them are self-evident. However, some of the filters require a little extra knowledge.

Table 1. Selected filter information
Filter name Description
Optimizable Resources Only If you integrated vRealize Operations Manager and are using the integration to identify reclaimable resources, you can toggle on the filter to limit the list of qualifying deployments.
Deployment Lifecycle Status

The Deployment Lifecycle Status and Last Request Status filters can be used individually or in combination, particularly if you manage a large number of deployments. Examples are included at the end of the Last Request Status section below.

Deployment Lifecycle Status filters on the current state of the deployment based on the management operations.

This filter is not available for deleted deployments.

The values that you see in the filter pane depend on the current state of the listed deployments. You might not see all possible values. The following list includes all the possible values. Day 2 actions are included in the Update status.

  • Create - Successful
  • Create - In Progress
  • Create - Failed
  • Update - Successful
  • Update - In Progress
  • Update - Failed
  • Delete - In Progress
  • Delete - Failed
Last Request Status filters

Last Request Status filters on the last operation or action that ran on the deployment.

This filter is not available for deleted deployments.

The values that you see in the filter pane depend on the last operations that ran on the listed deployments. You might not see all possible values. The following list is all of the possible values.

  • Pending. The first stage of a request where the action is submitted but the deployment process has not yet started.
  • Failed. The request experienced a failure during any stage of the deployment process.
  • Cancelled. The request was cancelled by a user while the deployment process was processing and not yet completed.
  • Successful. The request successfully created, updated, or deleted a deployment.
  • In Progress. The deployment process is currently running. Additional deployment states, for example, Initialization and Completion that you see in the deployment History tab are not provided as filters, but you can use the In Progress filter to locate deployments in those states.
  • Approval Pending. The request triggered one or more approval policies. The process is waiting for a response to the approval request.
  • Approval Rejected. The request was denied by the approvers in the triggered approval policies. The request does not continue.

The following examples illustrate how the how to use the Deployment Lifecycle Status and Last Request Status filters individually or together.

  • To find all delete requests that failed, select Delete - Failed in the Deployment Lifecycle Status filter.
  • To find all the requests waiting for approval, select Approval Pending in the Last Request Status filter.
  • To find the delete requests where the approval request is still pending, select Delete - In Progress in the Deployment Lifecycle Status filter and Approval Pending in the Last Request Status filter.

Working with the resource list

You can use the resource list to manage the machines, storage volumes, and networks that make up your deployments. In the resource list you can manage them in resource type groups rather than by deployments.

Similar to the deployment list view, you can filter the list, select a resource type, search , sort, and run actions.

If you click the resource name, you can work with the resource in the context of the deployment details.

You can locate and manage your deployments using the card list. You can filter or search for specific deployments, and then run actions on those deployments.

Figure 3. Deployment resource page list

Screenshot of the deployment resources page with the actions menu showing the available actions to run on the selected machine.