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Add new software components to existing deployments in vRA 7.3

Greetings,

We've noticed in vRA when additional software components get added to an existing blueprint, they do not become associated with existing deployments in vRA...

This means that existing deployments are unaware of the newly created software components even when they have been added to the blueprint that was used for creating the deployment...

For example, if I create a deployment to build some VMs using a blueprint, and then add another software component to the same blueprint, the deployment will not be aware that the new software component exists and will not run the Uninstall lifecycle stage of the new software component when the deployment is destroyed...

When want to be able to add/maintain automation during the destroy phase using software components for existing deployments as well as new but because of this limitation it appears that new software components will simply be ignored by vRA...

Is there a way to apply or synchronize a number of software components to existing deployments in vRA?

Thanks!

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Unfortunately not, this situation used to cause the destroy of deployments to fail in particular circumstances.

This "limitation" is currently by design. Running the uninstall for a software component it never ran the install/configure for could cause many issues and failures if not handled perfectly.  i can see circumstances this could be benifical tho particularly if something in the previous deployments was overlooked or not done correctly.

Cheers

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We have attempted to combine some of our software components as a work around. Unfortunatly something appears to have gone wrong with the UI and some deployments just hang now when we click the destroy button...

We are able to destroy individual VMs still and newly created deployments as well...

Any advise here? or perhaps will upgrading to 7.4 help with this?

Thanks!

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