#vRA 7.5 Error: Deployment Failed, YOU WILL NEED TO REDEPLOY

Hello All,

What a lovely surprise we may face in life. Some of us says “Murphy is always with me, others might say Murph’s law and so on and on…”

For those who doesn’t recognize the meaning of it “Murphy’s Law. A rule that states, “If something can go wrong, it will.”  “;

My vRealize Automation 7.5 was working for couple of weeks without single problem and suddenly after a safely shutdown/bring up here is the message “ERROR: DEPLOYMENT FAILED, YOU WILL NEED TO REDEPLOY“.

No VMware KB yet (or at least I couldn’t find any), but thanks to the power of community, hereby the solution found by Zach on http://www.get-vm.com/blog/2018/10/19/vrealize-automation-deployment-failed/


Logon via root and navigate to /opt/vmware/etc/isv/ and edit the “welcometxt” file.

Replace the error content with the following: ${app.name} – ${app.version}


Who doesn’t know “vi” editor, you can use the command “dd” for deleting all the extra lines, only leaving

${app.name} – ${app.version} ” in place;

Optionally:To manage this appliance, browse to ${vami.url}

Save the file pressing ESC :wq > w-write / q-quit

Ready for a reboot!

After Reboot we may see appliance clean of errors and accessible via VAMI / Self Service Portal

PS: Similar KB 59333 found for OVF Deployment error offering similar work around. https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/59333

Hope to have helped you a bit.

Enjoy this little POSTand I am always glad to have you here…

#See ya!

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