2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 3, 2019 2:52 PM by baddspellar

    Unable to export an ova file, either with web client or ovftool

    baddspellar Lurker

      I'm running esxi server 6.5.0 Update 2 (Build 8294253)

       

      I stumbled upon the bug in which I get the "Failed - Network error" message when I attempt to export my ova file.

       

      I search and found the recommended solution is to use ovftool. For example

       

      Export VM ESXI 6.7 erro

       

      When I do that, it still doesn't export my file.

       

      Here's the output:

       

      C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Tool>ovftool.exe -dm=thin "vi://10.160.78.210/myvm" c:\temp\myvm.ova

      Enter login information for source vi://10.160.78.210/

      Username: root

      Password: ********

      Opening VI source: vi://root@10.160.78.210:443/myvm

      Opening VI source: vi://root@10.160.78.210:443/myvm

       

      The two

      "Opening VI source: vi://root@10.160.78.210:443/myvm"

       

      outputs come quickly, and the program exits but saves nothing. I get no error messages at all.

       

      This ova has two disks, both thin-provisioned.

       

      I know it finds the vm, because if I enter a bogus name, I get a helpful error message. e.g.

       

      C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Tool>ovftool.exe -dm=thin "vi://10.160.78.210/foo" c:\temp\foo.ova

      Enter login information for source vi://10.160.78.210/

      Username: root

      Password: ********

      Opening VI source: vi://root@10.160.78.210:443/foo

      Error: Locator does not refer to an object:

       

      Here's my ovftool version:

      C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Tool>ovftool.exe --version

      VMware ovftool 4.3.0 (build-7948156)

       

       

      I'm at a loss. Can anyone suggest a path forward?

       

      Thanks