if it's a template, it should not be running to be able to perform the template deploy, even from vmware right ? you have to convert it to a VM first, then you can start it.
when do you get the 'not responding' message from bsa ? when you try and deploy a vgp that's pointed at a running VM ? or when you converted the template to a vm ?
i'm still unclear what problem you are trying to solve here. if you want to keep your templates patched why do you:
- convert to a vm
- patch them
- convert back to template
all of that can be automated w/ the powercli and/or bsa/bao.
why can you not patch servers once they have been deployed ? not being in the main DC doesn't really matter to bsa as long as it can talk to the rscd on it.
IVana: how are you addressing this requirement now? Do you manually convert the templates to VMs and patch them?
How are these servers initially deployed? Can you patch them as a part of the initial deployment?