13 Replies Latest reply on Nov 19, 2012 2:23 AM by ahaboub

    How to run .ova file in vmware workstation 7

    braju@wyse.com Enthusiast

      Hi Virtualization Gurus,

       

      My customer has sent me one .ova file, exported from ESX 4.0. When I am trying to run the file using my VMWare Worstation 7.0, it says "The ova package name does not match with the name of the .ovf file inside it.". How to resolve this issue.

       

      Any help is highly appreciated.

       

      Thanks

      Bhim

        • 1. Re: How to run .ova file in vmware workstation 7
          satishchirala Enthusiast

          In Workstation7 goto file menu , click on import/export......after that  conversion wizard..........next......source of conversion wizard............next select virtual applicaliances......... next ..................browse give the path of  ovf file folder.......

           

          Thanks

          Satish.P

           

           

          Still if you have any Doubt , Ping me Satishchirala@gmail.

          • 2. Re: How to run .ova file in vmware workstation 7
            braju@wyse.com Enthusiast

            Hi Satish,

            Many thanks for your prompt response. I did exactly the same steps but it says “The ova package name does not match the name of the .ovf file inside it”. Is there any way to unbundle the .ovf file and modify the file descriptor?

             

             

             

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            • 3. Re: How to run .ova file in vmware workstation 7
              satishchirala Enthusiast

              Have you tried with vmware standalone convertor?

              • 4. Re: How to run .ova file in vmware workstation 7
                braju@wyse.com Enthusiast

                Hi Satish,

                Please see the attached logs.

                 

                 

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                • 5. Re: How to run .ova file in vmware workstation 7
                  braju@wyse.com Enthusiast

                  Satish,

                  No luck with vmwareconverter either. It does not support .ova file.

                   

                   

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                  Bhim

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                  • 6. Re: How to run .ova file in vmware workstation 7
                    satishchirala Enthusiast

                    this may be issue with partitioning  while converting vm  to ovf  file

                    • 7. Re: How to run .ova file in vmware workstation 7
                      braju@wyse.com Enthusiast

                      Satish,

                      I have downloaded the ovf tool and extracted .vmx nd .vmdk files from my .ovf and it ran.

                       

                       

                      Thanks and Regards

                      Bhim

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                      • 8. Re: How to run .ova file in vmware workstation 7
                        GaneshNetworks Expert

                        filename.ova:


                        Unlike an OVF Package, an Open Virtual Appliance (OVA) package is an OVF  and VHD stored as a single file using the TAR format. It is the  distribution medium of a virtual appliance. The filename of an OVA is  the name of the OVF that was exported using the Project Kensho OVF Tool.  For example, if the OVF file name is foo.ovf, the OVA will be foo.ova  containing both the OVF and VHD file located in the OVF Package  directory.

                         

                        Your log file:

                         

                        [#5] [2011-01-06 12:13:45.237 'App' 6608 error] [ovfImportSource,262] The .ova file name does not match the .ovf file name in the OVA package

                         

                        Anyway you downloaded OVF, so happy installing

                         

                        Thanks,
                        Ganesh

                        • 9. Re: How to run .ova file in vmware workstation 7
                          braju@wyse.com Enthusiast

                          Ganesh,

                          Many thanks. I could able to resolve the issue after downloading the ovf tool.

                           

                           

                          Thanks and Regards

                          Bhim

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                          • 10. Re: How to run .ova file in vmware workstation 7
                            ahaboub Lurker

                            Hello,

                            I have read your post regarding the ovf tool

                            i think i have the same problem, trying to import an ova file using vmware workstation, and getting the message "the ovf package name does not match the name of the ovf file inside"

                            i downloaded the ovf tool, but i dont know how to use it

                            please can you guide me?

                             

                            thanks and regards,

                            Abed

                            • 11. Re: How to run .ova file in vmware workstation 7
                              braju@wyse.com Enthusiast

                              Hi Abed,

                              If you can use VMWare workstation 9 then you would not face this problem. You can directly import your .ovf or .ova  and run.

                               

                               

                              Bhim Raju

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                              • 13. Re: How to run .ova file in vmware workstation 7
                                bijolianabhi Lurker

                                Hi,

                                 

                                You can use winrar/some other software to extract the files,  rename the *.ovf file and again re-zip it. Now you need to rename the bundle with ova. I did this and worked for me.