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Error while trying to do an undeploy operation on a vAPP


I am getting an error while trying to undeploy a vAPP after powering it off. The exact error I am getting is:

415-Unsupported Media Type

The details of the error message are:

<Error xmlns="http://www.vmware.com/vcloud/v1.5" minorErrorCode="UNSUPPORTED_MEDIA_TYPE" message="Unsupported Media Type" majorErrorCode="415" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.vmware.com/vcloud/v1.5"></Error>

To provide you some information about the vAPP, it is a simple vAPP with two VMs inside it. I am trying to delete the vAPP through REST API calls. According to the 1.5 documentation, in order to delete a vAPP, the operations involved are as follows:

Delete the vApp
To delete the vApp, power it off, undeploy it, and then use an HTTP DELETE request to delete the vApp
So what I did is to do a power off operation on the vAPP to start with. This left the vAPP in a "Partially Running" state, which I understand is the expected state of the vAPP after power off operation.
Then now I am trying to do the "undeploy" operation as the next step, when I am encountering this error.
I would appreciate any insights into this issue and ideas on how I could get this resolved. I want to perform all these operations only though REST API calls and not by logging on to my VCD portal. The VCD version I am using is 1.5.
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partially running is bad actually.  If you "stop" a vapp, it should go to powered off.

partially running is an intermediate state where it has a vSE or VM still considered running.

Make sure you stop the entire vApp before issuing a delete command.

There is also a dedicated API forum, which you might get more specific help from.

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