After a deployment is provisioned and running, you have several actions that you can run to manage the deployment. The life cycle management can include powering on or off, resizing, and deleting a deployment. You can also run various actions on individual components to manage them.


  1. Select Resources > Deployments and locate your deployment.
  2. To access the deployment details, click the deployment name.

    You use the deployment details to understand how the resources are deployed and what changes have been made. You can also see pricing information, the current health of the deployment, and if you have any resources that need to be modified.

    Topology and History Deployment Details
    • Topology tab. You can use the Topology tab to understand the deployment structure and resources.
    • History tab. The History tab includes all the provisioning events and any events related to actions that you run after requested item is deployed. If there are any problems with the provisioning process, the History tab events will help you with troubleshoot the failures.
    • Pricing tab. You can use the pricing card to understand how much your deployment is costing your organization. Pricing information is based on vRealize Operations Cloud or CloudHealth integrations.
    • Monitor tab. The Monitor tab data provides information about the health of your deployment based on data from vRealize Operations Cloud.
    • Alerts tab. The Alerts tab provides active alerts on the deployment resources. You can dismiss the alert or add reference notes. The alerts are based on data from vRealize Operations Cloud.
    • Optimize tab. The Optimize tab provides utilization information about your deployment and offers suggestions for reclaiming or otherwise modifying the resources to optimize resource consumption. The optimization information is based on data from vRealize Operations Cloud.
  3. If you determine that a deployment is too costly in its current configuration and you want to resize a component, select the component on the topology page and then select Actions > Resize on the component page.
    The available actions depend on the component, the cloud account, and your permissions.

  4. As part of your development life cycle, one of your deployments is no longer needed. To remove the deployment and reclaim resources, select Actions > Delete.
    The available actions depend on the state of the deployment.
    Deployment-level action menu
  5. To view your deleted deployments, click the filter on the Deployments page, and then turn on Deleted Deployments Only toggle.
    The list of deployments is now limited to those that are deleted. You might want to review the history of a particular deployment. For example, to retrieve the name of a deleted machine.

    The deleted deployments are listed for 90 days.

    Deployments with the filter active and Deleted Deployments Only active.

What to do next

To learn more about possible actions, see What actions can I run on Cloud Assembly deployments.