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VCSA 6.7 install OVF Tool Failed to transfer "Bad return code from POST request: 404"

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Hoping someone can help me here.  Doing a new deploy on a single ESXi 6.7 host (build 16316930)  using VMWare-VCSA-all-6.7.0-15132721. All DNS is setup locally and both ESXi host and VCSA resolve/ping using FQDN and short name. OVF log reports teh following lines...

2020-08-19T14:32:58.270-04:00 verbose OVFTool[10032] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Initializing new curl session

2020-08-19T14:32:58.274-04:00 warning OVFTool[10032] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] No Proxy Certificate specified.

2020-08-19T14:32:58.274-04:00 verbose OVFTool[10032] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Parsing URL...

2020-08-19T14:32:58.274-04:00 verbose OVFTool[10032] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] https://10.0.0.41:443/ha-nfc/520242ad-fdf2-7358-0579-f7d0def54b76/vca-1-0.vmdk is redirected to https://10.0.0.41/ha-nfc/520242ad-fdf2-7358-0579-f7d0def54b76/vca-1-0.vmdk

2020-08-19T14:32:58.274-04:00 verbose OVFTool[10032] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Changing HttpWriterFactory path to https://10.102.0.41/ha-nfc/520242ad-fdf2-7358-0579-f7d0def54b76

2020-08-19T14:32:58.291-04:00 verbose OVFTool[10032] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Closing image source and targets

2020-08-19T14:32:58.291-04:00 verbose OVFTool[10032] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Bad return code from POST request: 404

2020-08-19T14:32:58.291-04:00 error OVFTool[10032] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Error closing image-target

Packet capture shows the installer closing the connection with a RST (reset) after the "Bad return code" event.

Any help here would be appreciated.... I have tried both GUI and CLI install

installer log displays the following...

2020-08-19 18:32:56,418 - vCSACliInstallLogger - INFO - OVF Tool: Opening OVA source: H:\vcsa-cli-installer\win32\..\..\vcsa\VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-6.7.0.42000-15132721_OVF10.ova

2020-08-19 18:32:56,446 - vCSACliInstallLogger - INFO - OVF Tool:

The manifest does not validate

2020-08-19 18:32:56,583 - vCSACliInstallLogger - INFO - OVF Tool:

Opening VI target: vi://root@10.0.0.41:443/

2020-08-19 18:32:57,432 - vCSACliInstallLogger - INFO - OVF Tool:

Deploying to VI: vi://root@10.0.0.41:443/

2020-08-19 18:33:03,293 - vCSACliInstallLogger - INFO - OVF Tool: Transfer Failed                      

2020-08-19 18:33:03,320 - vCSACliInstallLogger - INFO - OVF Tool: Transfer Failed                      

2020-08-19 18:33:03,346 - vCSACliInstallLogger - INFO - OVF Tool:

Error: Failed to send http data

2020-08-19 18:33:05,471 - vCSACliInstallLogger - INFO - OVF Tool:

Completed with errors

2020-08-19 18:33:05,499 - vCSACliInstallLogger - ERROR - Deployment failed. OVF Tool return error code: 1

Any help would be appreciated.... Thank you in advance.

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fusionit
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[UPDATE] - (ANSWER) so after trying multiple things including installing from a VM on the same host and getting the same error.... I was able to .... I will say get past the issue because I don't know what caused it.  I simply downloaded a new copy of the VCSA installer ISO (same version) and it installed without issue. I had confirmed the hash on the original installer.... so I had no reason to believe the install media was causing the issue. But in this case it seems it was the install iso and downloading a new copy and using that fixed my issue.

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Please explain what 10.0.0.41, and 10.102.0.41 are.

What I wonder about is the "Changing HttpWriterFactory path to" IP address.


André

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scott28tt
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Are you using OVFTool or the vSphere Client to do the deployment?

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fusionit
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mounting ISO and using CLI or UI installer.... OVF is embedded and used by the installation procedure.

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fusionit
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Sorry tried to scrub IP and change it but missed the URL one ... everything is using 10.102.0.41  that is the ESXi host where the VCSA is being installed to.

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scott28tt
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Thread moved to the vSphere Upgrade & Install area.

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fusionit
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Why was this moved to vsphere install upgrade ...??? This is in regards to deploying VCSA using VCSA install ISO.....  Thank you in advance.

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scott28tt
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Moderators were asked to move these types of threads to this area by the VMware support teams - they are monitoring this area more closely to help customers.

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nirmalgnair
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Hi @fusionit,

Try deploying a Windows VM on that ESXi host.

Then attach the VCSA ISO and try installing it from there.

Regards,

Nirmal Nair

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[UPDATE] - (ANSWER) so after trying multiple things including installing from a VM on the same host and getting the same error.... I was able to .... I will say get past the issue because I don't know what caused it.  I simply downloaded a new copy of the VCSA installer ISO (same version) and it installed without issue. I had confirmed the hash on the original installer.... so I had no reason to believe the install media was causing the issue. But in this case it seems it was the install iso and downloading a new copy and using that fixed my issue.

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