A deployer can use an existing update profile to update a previously deployed application in the same cloud environment multiple times. The update profile saves the common properties and scripts used in the initial update process.

You can save and apply an update profile only to an application version of a deployment.

CLI does not support saving new or existing update profiles. If you apply an existing update profile using CLI, you cannot override scripts or properties when you initiate an update process to modify configuration or scale clustered nodes.

When you a deploy an application using CLI, if you select an update profile the auto complete option for the update profile name is not displayed.

Verify that your user account has the ROLE_DEPLOYER deployer role assigned to it.

Verify that at least one deployment is successfully updated in vCloud Application Director.


On the vCloud Application Director title bar, click the drop-down menu and select Deployments.


Select a deployment that is updated successfully.

The deployment summary page opens.


In the toolbar above the deployment summary, select Deployment View > Updates View.

All of the details associated with the deployment such as available update profiles, application name and version appear on the updates summary page.


Find the type of update profile to use and click it.

The update profile can be for a scale out, scale in, or configuration update process. Each update profile shows the number of times the profile was used to successfully and unsuccessfully update a deployment.

The Deployment Profile wizard opens.