I am having a problem when trying to deploy an OVA file. The message "Transfer failed: The OVF descriptor is not available" is displayed. Any suggestions? Much appreciated.
Thank you for suggestions. Here is the information.
VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5
Server: VMware ESXi, 6.0.0
I am using the webclient
Regarding the OVA, I tried multiple OVAs, and all of them have the same problem.
Usually I've seen this caused by the download being corrupted, so check to make sure the ones you're trying are all good downloads. May need to reference the MD5 if available. If you're on U1, check this and make sure the fix is applied, although the symptom is different: OVF deployment fails after upgrading to vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 U1 (2151085) | VMware KB
daphnissovI have re-downloaded and checked the MD5. Regarding U1, I am not sure where to check that. I apologize, but I am a beginner in VMware. I will research though. Any suggestion is welcome.
I followed the directions of the link:
However, the file ts-config.properties.rpmnew is not in the system I am working with (this file is referred to in the above link).
Attached is a screenshot of the two files I have in the directory indicated in the link.
Just adding my two bits as I was having the same problem running vcenter 6.5 U1.
Couldn't fint the rpmnew files either so I just restarted the content-library service (service-control --stop vmware-content-library;service-control --start vmware-content-library) without making any other changes and that solved my problem, hope it helps you too.
I found this thread when searching for a solution for the same issue when trying to deploy VROps. Based on the comments in the thread, I tried using IE (I had been using Chrome). The OVA deployed OK.
For me the the solution was to deploy ova to esx6.5. I tried first deploying from vSphere 6.5 web client to host running esx 5.5 and it failed with this error. Changing the host resolved the issue.
>> I am also facing same issue on
>> And when I tried to follow the KB I am unable to find rpmnew file:
>> I am using this environment for NSX deployment where the initial step is to deploy the controller from NSX Manager---> VC -----> ESXi.
>> I have updated all my ESXi to 6.5
>> Restarted the content-library still the issue ...
I've got exact same versions and resolved same issue by opening console via proper FQDN that's been given to vcenter during setup. You need to install the cert then and all will work.
FYI: if you run this in Flash version, it'll give you a bit more info and exact URL to open for which you have to install the certificate.
Hmm. Me too.
Downloaded the VDP appliance ova multiple different times. Didn't help.
Different browsers didn't help.
Fiddled around with ovftool, but that never could make a good ova again.
What did finally work is on the VMware downloads page, don't click the regular download link "Download Now" but instead use the smaller link "Download Manager". This fires up a special downloader web page. The appliance ova I got by doing that worked first time, no problems.
I guess I really was getting mangled ovas when using the regular link.