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Attempting to bulk import virtual machines to vRealize Automation fails due to duplicate deployment name (2150345)

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Symptoms

  • Unable to import unmanaged VMs.

  • When trying to import VMs again, you see the error:

    Duplicate deployment name. Deployment with name XXXXXXXX already exists.

Cause

This issue occurs due to duplicate deployment name. Even if the machine/deployment has been deleted previously, you can't reuse it. Therefore, deployment name must be unique.

Resolution

To resolve this issue:
  1. Log in to vRA CAFE Appliance using SSH.

  2. Enter into PSQL client by running this command:

    /opt/vmware/vpostgres/current/bin/psql vcac postgres

  3. Run this SELECT query:

    SELECT status FROM comp_deployment WHERE name = 'XXXXXXXXX'

    Note: Replace XXXXXXXXX with your Deployment Name. Deployment Name is Case sensitive.

  4. If the returned value is ACTIVE, run this UPDATE query:

    UPDATE comp_deployment SET status = 'DELETED' where name = 'XXXXXXXXX'

  5. Import the Virtual machines again.

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