The core components are not available with the nosamplecontent run mode. Has anyone faced a similar issue ? If yes, what is the solution for it ? Does the core component always need to be installed separately ?
The Core Components are visible in the Quickstart when the sample content is present, because the We.Retail reference site uses them. However, when running in production (in nosamplecontent runmode, without sample content enabled), the core components won't be present anymore and must be installed on the AEM instances by the development and/or operations team.
In production environments, always run the Quickstart in nosamplecontent runmode. To use the Core Components in nosamplecontent runmode, follow the instructions of the Using Core Components documentation page.