Itzikr
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cannot import an ovf

Hi,

i have an ovf that works well in an ESXi enviornment but upon trying to import it to vmware workstation, i get an error

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im attaching the ovf descriptor file

thanks in advance!

Itzik Reich
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That ovf contains a vApp with 6 VMs :
"vpodrouter v3"
"esx-01a"
"vnx-blk-02-gold"
"vc-w8-01a"
"esx-02a"
"vnxf-01a"

I doubt that this is supported in Workstation or with the ovf-tool that is buildin to WS.

Do you have these vmdks ?
"HOL01-VSI-VAAI-v11-disk1.vmdk"
"HOL01-VSI-VAAI-v11-disk2.vmdk"
"HOL01-VSI-VAAI-v11-disk3.vmdk"
"HOL01-VSI-VAAI-v11-disk4.vmdk"
"HOL01-VSI-VAAI-v11-disk5.vmdk"
"HOL01-VSI-VAAI-v11-disk6.vmdk"
"HOL01-VSI-VAAI-v11-disk7.vmdk"
"HOL01-VSI-VAAI-v11-disk8.vmdk"

If yes - then create the vmx-files manually  - the info to do that is inside the ovf

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Itzikr
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Hi uli

If I do them all one by one they are working so it's something more basic

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Itzik Reich
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Lol - you are right  - it is very basic 😉

This xml element is not supported in WS: VirtualSystemCollection


It does not work here either - try the latest OVF-tool 3 - or just assemble the VMs manually if you are in a hurry

http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/ovf/

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Itzikr
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So how can it bypassed

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Itzik Reich
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continuum
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example:

<VirtualSystem ovf:id="esx-02a">
      <Info>A virtual machine</Info>
      <Name>esx-02a</Name>
     ....
      <OperatingSystemSection ovf:id="102" ovf:version="5" vmw:osType="vmkernel5Guest">
        <Info>The kind of installed guest operating system</Info>
        <Description>VMware ESXi 5.x</Description>
      </OperatingSystemSection>
      <VirtualHardwareSection>
        <Info>Virtual hardware requirements</Info>
        <System>
          <vssd:ElementName>Virtual Hardware Family</vssd:ElementName>
          <vssd:InstanceID>0</vssd:InstanceID>
          <vssd:VirtualSystemIdentifier>esx-02a</vssd:VirtualSystemIdentifier>
          <vssd:VirtualSystemType>vmx-09</vssd:VirtualSystemType>
        </System>

this translates to the following lines in the vmx-file :esx-02a.vmx

guestOS = "vmkernel5"
virtualHW.version = "9"

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