• RELEVANCY SCORE 4.51

    DB:4.51:Ovf Conversion To Vmx Not Working Using Ovftool 18





    Unable to convert ovf into vmx, I get the following error:

    Error:

    - Line 32: Unsupported value '4' for element 'VirtualQuantity'.

    - Virtual machine has 4 virtual CPUs, but the host only supports 2. The number

    of virtual CPUs may be limited by the guest OS selected for the virtual machine

    or by the licensing for the host.

    Completed with errors

    How do I fix this?

    Thanks

    DB:4.51:Ovf Conversion To Vmx Not Working Using Ovftool 18


    Unable to convert ovf into vmx, I get the following error:

    Error:

    - Line 32: Unsupported value '4' for element 'VirtualQuantity'.

    - Virtual machine has 4 virtual CPUs, but the host only supports 2. The number

    of virtual CPUs may be limited by the guest OS selected for the virtual machine

    or by the licensing for the host.

    Completed with errors

    How do I fix this?

    Thanks

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 4.22

    DB:4.22:Ovftool: Conversion To Monolithic Sparse Image Fails With A Vapp Ovf File c9




    Hi,

    We have been trying to create the monolithicSparse Image for the Vapp Ovf using the following OVF Tool command-Line Options
    /usr/bin/ovftool --acceptAllEulas -dm=monolithicSparse Test_Vapp.ovf NEW_Vapp.vmdk

    But the Ovf tool fails to do the conversion with the following message
    Error: OVF Package is not supported by target.

    We have also tried validating the Vapp ovf file using the ovftool schemaValidate and did not find any issues with this.

    Please let us know if the Ovf tool supports conversion for multiple virtual machines (i.e support for Vapp OVF)
    Thanks in advance

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.99

    DB:3.99:Ovftool 1.0 And Virtualcenter 2.5 Update 4 Envelope Error Importing Ovf f7





    When I try to import an OVF vile created with ovftool 1.0 I get a compatibility error

    an error occurred while parsing the ovf descriptor:

    unable to parse xlm element Envelope'

    I made an ovf file using ovftool 1.0 from a virtual machine I was running on an ESX 3.5 server.

    The tool created the file with no problems and when I run the following command I get no error:

    ovftool --schemaValidate x:\OVF\clone.ovf

    Opening OVF source: x:\OVF\clone.ovf

    OVF version: 1.0

    Name: clone (1)

    Download Size: 5.14 GB

    Deployment Sizes:

    Flat disks: 32.00 GB

    Sparse disks: 8.13 GB

    Networks:

    Name: VM Network

    Description: The VM Network network

    Virtual Hardware:

    Family: vmx-04

    Disk Types: SCSI-lsilogic

    Completed successfully

    DB:3.99:Ovftool 1.0 And Virtualcenter 2.5 Update 4 Envelope Error Importing Ovf f7

    I am having a similar problem. A coworker provided me a VMWare runtime of a typical server. I installed ESX Server 3I Version 3.5.0, Build 153875 on our server hardware and VMWare infrastructure client Version 2.5.0, Build 147633 on our client. I then attempted to use the OVFTool - VMWare Vcenter converter - Version 4.1.0.5213 to convert the file. The OVFTool command line tool indicated that the conversion occurred successfully. I then used the VMWare infrastructure client to import the .ovf file. The Import Location error message indicates that there is a problem with the "envelope" created by the ovftool (Import Location - An error occurred while parsing the OVF descriptor: Unable to parse xml element 'Envelope' ).

    Here is the XML from the .ovf file.

    lt;Envelope vmw:buildId="build-166674"

    xmlns=[http://schemas.dmtf.org/ovf/envelope/1]

    xmlns:cim=[http://schemas.dmtf.org/wbem/wscim/1/common]

    xmlns:ovf=[http://schemas.dmtf.org/ovf/envelope/1]

    xmlns:rasd=[http://schemas.dmtf.org/wbem/wscim/1/cim-schema/2/CIM_ResourceAllocationSettingData]

    xmlns:vmw="http://www.vmware.com/schema/ovf" xmlns:vssd=[http://schemas.dmtf.org/wbem/wscim/1/cim-schema/2/CIM_VirtualSystemSettingData]

    xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"gt;

    Is there a patch or work around for this error? VMWare is dead in the water until I find a way to import this VM into our ESXi environment. Any suggestions?

    Thanks.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.90

    DB:3.90:Import .Ovf Into Vmware Fusion ms



    I have a Virtual Machine that consist of an .ovf file, an .mf file and a .vmdk file. I want to import it into VMware Fusion but I don't know how.

    I've installed the OVF tool, but when I want to convert the .ovf file, I get the following error message:

    ovftool -tt=vmx /Users/royhochstenbach/vpc/\[OVFAppliances.com\]-Android-2.6.29.OVF-VMDK/Android.ovf Android.vmx

    Opening OVF source: /Users/royhochstenbach/vpc/[http://OVFAppliances.com|http://OVFAppliances.com]-Android-2.6.29.OVF-VMDK/Android.ovf

    Opening VMX target: Android.vmx

    Error: OVF Package is not supported by target:

    - Line 86: OVF hardware element 'ResourceType' with instance ID '7': No support for the virtual hardware device type '35'.

    When I just enter ovftool android.ovf it says Operation Completed, but I can't find a compatible output file anywhere.

    I'm running Mac OS X 10.6.4.

    DB:3.90:Import .Ovf Into Vmware Fusion ms


    - Line 86: OVF hardware element 'ResourceType' with instance ID '7': No support for the virtual hardware device type '35'.

    To me, it looks like you're trying to import an Android image into VMware Fusion. I don't think that's supported.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.83

    DB:3.83:How To Use Import-Vapp With An Http Source 3s



    Hi all,

    I am trying to import an ovf using the import-vapp command. Unfortunately I am unable to specify an ovf on a web server to deploy. It seems like it is unsupported.

    As it works fine with the GUI I have attempted to work out how to do it using the API and Onyx. Unfortunately the output of Onyx does not include the web server name, so I can't get this to work.

    Otherwise if I can't work this out I will just use ovftool. But it seems like there should be an easier way.

    DB:3.83:How To Use Import-Vapp With An Http Source 3s


    Yeah it is an annoying limitation. Hopefully it will be allowed in future PowerCLI releases.

    I can't see anything in the OvfManager object which allows me to select an OVF on an http server. So I am either overlooking a property or for some reason it is not in the public API.

    Thanks Luc

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.78

    DB:3.78:Ovftool - Deploy Vshield Manager 5.1.2 To Esxi 5.1 Error 81



    I am trying to deploy OVAs using ovftool 3.0.1 to an ESXi 5.1 host. When deploying VCSA 5.1.0b it works as expected with the following command:

    "/Applications/VMware OVF Tool/ovftool" --acceptAllEulas --skipManifestCheck --name=vsm -dm=thin -ds=datastore1 "--net:Network 1=VM Network" --powerOn ~/Downloads/VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-5.1.0.5300-947940_OVF10.ova vi://root:password@esx01.local

    DB:3.78:Ovftool - Deploy Vshield Manager 5.1.2 To Esxi 5.1 Error 81


    OK, so after much testing here is my findings:

    * Does not matter what flags are used

    * VCSA OVA deployment fails if destination is a vCenter Server instance

    * Issue does not appear on version 3.0.1 of ovftool for Linux

    * Issue does not appear on version 2.1.0 of ovftool for Mac

    As such, I have opened a bug with support.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.77

    DB:3.77:Locator Does Not Refer To An Object: zj


    Hi,

    trying to convert a "SUSEstudio" generated vmdk/vmx to our VI.

    I have:

    SLE_11.1JeOSPHR.x86_64-0.0.3.vmdk

    SLE_11.1JeOSPHR.x86_64-0.0.3.vmx

    christian@chrisw:/srv/ISO/JeOS/SLE_11.1JeOSPHR-0.0.3gt; ovftool SLE_11.1JeOSPHR.x86_64-0.0.3.vmx

    Opening VMX source: SLE_11.1JeOSPHR.x86_64-0.0.3.vmx

    OVF version: 1.0

    Name: SLE_11.1JeOSPHR.x86_64-0.0.3

    Download Size: Unknown

    Deployment Sizes:

    Flat disks: 4.04 GB

    Sparse disks: Unknown

    Networks:

    Name: bridged

    Description: The bridged network

    Virtual Hardware:

    Family: vmx-04

    Disk Types: SCSI-lsilogic

    Completed successfully

    #####

    When I try to convert it to vi (to correct datastore) I'm getting the mentioned error:

    so what is the correct syntax ??

    christian@chrisw:~/srv/ISO/JeOS/SLE_11.1JeOSPHR-0.0.3gt; ovftool -ds=CX300-OTC-02 -dm=thick SLE_11.1JeOSPHR.x86_64-0.0.3.vmx vi://i000156@vc.icw.int/DC%20OTC

    Opening VMX source: SLE_11.1JeOSPHR.x86_64-0.0.3.vmx

    Please enter login information for target vi://vc.icw.int/

    Username: i000156

    Password: ********

    Error: Locator does not refer to an object: vi://i000156@vc.icw.int/DC%20OTC

    DataCenter="DC OTC"

    DataSource="CX300-OTC-2"

    THX

    Chris

    DB:3.77:Locator Does Not Refer To An Object: zj


    Even I am also facing a similiar Issue ..I am using it on a widows 2008 Server so a bit lost between forward and reverse slash...tries all combination But no use..it suggests me compilations as well...but again those slashes ..

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.76

    DB:3.76:When Will The Ovftool Function Be Integrated Into Player? sz



    If this has been asked before, I looked but didn't find it.

    The end goal is to create a ovf file that can be used by player, virtualbox and any other similar tool supporting ovf.

    I can create a ovf file from a player vmx file with ovftool or from virtualbox export but vmplayer cannot open the ovf file. It says "Failed to open virtual machine: Failed to query source for information".

    http://www.vmware.com/appliances/getting-started/learn/ovf.html seems to imply that ovftool is the solution to this problem: VMware OVF Tool is a command line utility that supports importing and exporting of OVF packages for a wide variety of VMware platforms...

    The fact that vmplayer file open can select files of type ovf implies that perhaps the ovftool function will be integrated into player some day.

    DB:3.76:When Will The Ovftool Function Be Integrated Into Player? sz


    If this has been asked before, I looked but didn't find it.

    The end goal is to create a ovf file that can be used by player, virtualbox and any other similar tool supporting ovf.

    I can create a ovf file from a player vmx file with ovftool or from virtualbox export but vmplayer cannot open the ovf file. It says "Failed to open virtual machine: Failed to query source for information".

    http://www.vmware.com/appliances/getting-started/learn/ovf.html seems to imply that ovftool is the solution to this problem: VMware OVF Tool is a command line utility that supports importing and exporting of OVF packages for a wide variety of VMware platforms...

    The fact that vmplayer file open can select files of type ovf implies that perhaps the ovftool function will be integrated into player some day.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.75

    DB:3.75:Ovf Tool - Vmware File Systems And Ova Format Conversion Question 8z


    Greetings! Question in regards to OVFtool and how storage file systems are handled in VMWare.

    I am using the OVFTool version 2.1.0 (Tried 3.5.0 with not much avail) to export multiple VMDK files or disks in a Virtual Machine (versions 7 and 8) to a multiple OVA files for each - at moment tool allows for consolidation of disks in a partitioned state into ONE OVA - Does anyone know of a work around or undocumented switch which can be used to create X # of virtual disks to X # of OVAs for import into another system?

    Copying VMDKs is not a viable option in this case as want to remain with OVA standards.

    Thank you!

    DB:3.75:Ovf Tool - Vmware File Systems And Ova Format Conversion Question 8z

    Greetings! Question in regards to OVFtool and how storage file systems are handled in VMWare.

    I am using the OVFTool version 2.1.0 (Tried 3.5.0 with not much avail) to export multiple VMDK files or disks in a Virtual Machine (versions 7 and 8) to a multiple OVA files for each - at moment tool allows for consolidation of disks in a partitioned state into ONE OVA - Does anyone know of a work around or undocumented switch which can be used to create X # of virtual disks to X # of OVAs for import into another system?

    Copying VMDKs is not a viable option in this case as want to remain with OVA standards.

    Thank you!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.74

    DB:3.74:Receiving Error When Attempting To Import .Ovf File Using Ovftool 1.0 fc



    We have recently installed ESXi 3.5 and I have been converting our old .vmx files to .ovf using the OVFtool 1.0. When I attempt to import the file using the command line, I receive an error stating that the "Host is disconnected or in maintenance mode." Neither of which is true. I have put the system in maintenance mode and took it back out and still received the same error. When I attempted to use the VIC to import the .ovf file, I received an XML Envelope error. I researched the error and it stated that since I am using OVFTool 1.0 versus 0.9, I would have to use the command line to import the file. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

    DB:3.74:Receiving Error When Attempting To Import .Ovf File Using Ovftool 1.0 fc


    I appreciate your response. We ended up upgrading to 4.0 and all is great! ESXi 4.0 is running so nicely.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.66

    DB:3.66:Run Ovftool Error , Anyone Helps? 1j


    i am using ovftool (verisn 2.01), and i have got some error as below, anyone ever met these? SOS
    (1)command:"C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Tool\ovftool.exe" --X:logToConsole "e:\shared\Windowns2003EServerSp2\Win2003.vmx" "e:\shared\1\Win2003_0.vof"error information:
    [2011-03-08 14:51:19.640 03480 verbose 'ovftool'] Subscribing to signal: 2 (SIGINT)

    [2011-03-08 14:51:19.640 03480 verbose 'ovftool'] Subscribing to signal: 4 (SIGILL)

    [2011-03-08 14:51:19.640 03480 verbose 'ovftool'] Subscribing to signal: 22 (SIGABRT)

    [2011-03-08 14:51:19.640 03480 verbose 'ovftool'] Subscribing to signal: 8 (SIGFPE)

    [2011-03-08 14:51:19.640 03480 verbose 'ovftool'] Subscribing to signal: 15 (SIGTERM)

    [2011-03-08 14:51:19.640 03480 verbose 'ovftool'] [ovfTool.cpp] Using home directory C:\Documents and Settings\tom\Application Data\VMware\ovftool.cfg

    [2011-03-08 14:51:19.640 03480 verbose 'ovftool'] [ovfTool.cpp] OvfTool Environment:

    /X:fencedMode = "bridged"

    /X:imageReadSize = "262144"

    /X:logToConsole = "true"

    /X:maxNumberOfTermSignals = "5"

    /X:maxRedirects = "256"

    /X:maximalDeltaConfSize = "8"

    /X:maximalDeltaTreeSize = "6"

    /X:progressSmoothing = "60"

    /X:vimSessionTimeout = "600"

    /authdPortSource = "902"

    /authdPortTarget = "902"

    /prgPath = "C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Tool"

    /source = "e:\shared\Windowns2003EServerSp2\Win2003.vmx"

    /target = "e:\shared\1\Win2003_0.vof"

    [2011-03-08 14:51:19.656 03480 verbose 'ovftool'] [ovfTool.cpp] Done initializing libs

    [2011-03-08 14:51:19.656 03480 verbose 'ovftool'] [ovfTool.cpp] Determining source

    [2011-03-08 14:51:19.671 03480 verbose 'ovftool'] [ovfTool.cpp] Determining target

    Opening VMX source: e:\shared\Windowns2003EServerSp2\Win2003.vmx

    [2011-03-08 14:51:19.750 03480 error 'ovftool'] CoreDump: ExternalCoreMaster was not setup

    [2011-03-08 14:51:19.750 03480 error 'ovftool'] CoreDump: ExternalCoreMaster was not setup

    [2011-03-08 14:51:19.765 03480 info 'ovftool'] CoreDump: Writing minidump

    [2011-03-08 14:51:19.843 03480 panic 'ovftool']

    Panic: Win32 exception: Access Violation (0xc0000005)

    Read (0) at address 00000000

    rip: 7855b9f0 rsp: 0012fb14 rbp: 0012fb20

    rax: 00000000 rbx: 0012fc78 rcx: 00000000

    rdx: 00000004 rdi: 029a3d38 rsi: 0012fc78

    Backtrace:

    backtrace[00] rip 01b9936d (no symbol)

    backtrace[01] rip 01b06fa4 (no symbol)

    backtrace[02] rip 01b07517 (no symbol)

    backtrace[03] rip 01bb2d49 (no symbol)

    backtrace[04] rip 01bb2e6d (no symbol)

    backtrace[05] rip 01ba72f4 (no symbol)

    backtrace[06] rip 7857dca0 (no symbol)

    backtrace[07] rip 7857d4eb (no symbol)

    backtrace[08] rip 7857d8b6 (no symbol)

    backtrace[09] rip 7857d9d3 (no symbol)

    backtrace[10] rip 7857db8a (no symbol)

    backtrace[11] rip 7c9232a8 (no symbol)

    backtrace[12] rip 7c92327a (no symbol)

    backtrace[13] rip 7c92e48a (no symbol)

    backtrace[14] rip 78487155 (no symbol)

    backtrace[15] rip 0044661f (no symbol)

    backtrace[16] rip 0044aedf (no symbol)

    backtrace[17] rip 0040cfba (no symbol)

    backtrace[18] rip 0058799b (no symbol)

    backtrace[19] rip 7c817077 (no symbol)

    Section for VMware Workstation, pid=3292, version=e.x.p, build=build-260188, option=Release

    [2011-03-08 14:51:19.843 03480 panic 'ovftool'] Win32 exception: Access Violation (0xc0000005)

    Read (0) at address 00000000

    rip: 7855b9f0 rsp: 0012fb14 rbp: 0012fb20

    rax: 00000000 rbx: 0012fc78 rcx: 00000000

    rdx: 00000004 rdi: 029a3d38 rsi: 0012fc78

    (2)command:"C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Tool\ovftool.exe" --X:logToConsole "e:\shared\Windows2003EESp2\Clone of Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition.vmx" "e:\shared\1\Clone of Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition_0.vof"error information:
    [2011-03-08 14:51:21.281 01468 verbose 'ovftool'] Subscribing to signal: 2 (SIGINT)

    [2011-03-08 14:51:21.281 01468 verbose 'ovftool'] Subscribing to signal: 4 (SIGILL)

    [2011-03-08 14:51:21.281 01468 verbose 'ovftool'] Subscribing to signal: 22 (SIGABRT)

    [2011-03-08 14:51:21.281 01468 verbose 'ovftool'] Subscribing to signal: 8 (SIGFPE)

    [2011-03-08 14:51:21.281 01468 verbose 'ovftool'] Subscribing to signal: 15 (SIGTERM)

    [2011-03-08 14:51:21.281 01468 verbose 'ovftool'] [ovfTool.cpp] Using home directory C:\Documents and Settings\tom\Application Data\VMware\ovftool.cfg

    [2011-03-08 14:51:21.281 01468 verbose 'ovftool'] [ovfTool.cpp] OvfTool Environment:/X:fencedMode = "bridged"/X:imageReadSize = "262144"/X:logToConsole = "true"/X:maxNumberOfTermSignals = "5"/X:maxRedirects = "256"/X:maximalDeltaConfSize = "8"/X:maximalDeltaTreeSize = "6"/X:progressSmoothing = "60"/X:vimSessionTimeout = "600"/authdPortSource = "902"/authdPortTarget = "902"/prgPath = "C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Tool"/source = "e:\shared\Windows2003EESp2\Clone of Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition.vmx"/target = "e:\shared\1\Clone of Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition_0.vof"

    [2011-03-08 14:51:21.296 01468 verbose 'ovftool'] [ovfTool.cpp] Done initializing libs

    [2011-03-08 14:51:21.296 01468 verbose 'ovftool'] [ovfTool.cpp] Determining source

    [2011-03-08 14:51:21.296 01468 verbose 'ovftool'] [ovfTool.cpp] Determining target

    Opening VMX source: e:\shared\Windows2003EESp2\Clone of Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition.vmx[2011-03-08 14:51:21.359 01468 verbose 'ovftool'] OVF Descriptor: ?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?!--Generated by VMware ovftool 2.0.1 (build-260188), UTC time: 2011-03-08T06:51:21.359375Z--Envelope vmw:buildId="build-260188" xmlns="http://schemas.dmtf.org/ovf/envelope/1" xmlns:cim="http://schemas.dmtf.org/wbem/wscim/1/common" xmlns:ovf="http://schemas.dmtf.org/ovf/envelope/1" xmlns:rasd="http://schemas.dmtf.org/wbem/wscim/1/cim-schema/2/CIM_ResourceAllocationSettingData" xmlns:vmw="http://www.vmware.com/schema/ovf" xmlns:vssd="http://schemas.dmtf.org/wbem/wscim/1/cim-schema/2/CIM_VirtualSystemSettingData" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" References File ovf:href="e%3a%5cshared%5cWindows2003EESp2%5cWindows%20Server%202003%20Enterprise%20Edition-cl1-000005.vmdk" ovf:id="file1"/ /References DiskSection InfoVirtual disk information/Info Disk ovf:capacity="8" ovf:capacityAllocationUnits="byte * 2^30" ovf:diskId="vmdisk1" ovf:fileRef="file1" ovf:format="http://www.vmware.com/interfaces/specifications/vmdk.html#streamOptimized"/ /DiskSection NetworkSection InfoThe list of logical networks/Info Network ovf:name="bridged" DescriptionThe bridged network/Description /Network /NetworkSection VirtualSystem ovf:id="vm" InfoA virtual machine/Info NameWin 2003SP2 Vulnerrability/Name OperatingSystemSection ovf:id="69" vmw:osType="winNetEnterpriseGuest" InfoThe kind of installed guest operating system/Info /OperatingSystemSection VirtualHardwareSection InfoVirtual hardware requirements/Info System vssd:ElementNameVirtual Hardware Family/vssd:ElementName vssd:InstanceID0/vssd:InstanceID vssd:VirtualSystemIdentifierWin 2003SP2 Vulnerrability/vssd:VirtualSystemIdentifier vssd:VirtualSystemTypevmx-07/vssd:VirtualSystemType /System Item rasd:AllocationUnitshertz * 10^6/rasd:AllocationUnits rasd:DescriptionNumber of Virtual CPUs/rasd:Description rasd:ElementName1 virtual CPU(s)/rasd:ElementName rasd:InstanceID1/rasd:InstanceID rasd:ResourceType3/rasd:ResourceType rasd:VirtualQuantity1/rasd:VirtualQuantity /Item Item rasd:AllocationUnitsbyte * 2^20/rasd:AllocationUnits rasd:DescriptionMemory Size/rasd:Description rasd:ElementName384MB of memory/rasd:ElementName rasd:InstanceID2/rasd:InstanceID rasd:ResourceType4/rasd:ResourceType rasd:VirtualQuantity384/rasd:VirtualQuantity /Item Item ovf:required="false" rasd:Address0/rasd:Address rasd:DescriptionUSB Controller/rasd:Description rasd:ElementNameusb/rasd:ElementName rasd:InstanceID3/rasd:InstanceID rasd:ResourceType23/rasd:ResourceType /Item Item rasd:Address0/rasd:Address rasd:DescriptionSCSI Controller/rasd:Description rasd:ElementNamescsiController0/rasd:ElementName rasd:InstanceID4/rasd:InstanceID rasd:ResourceSubTypelsilogic/rasd:ResourceSubType rasd:ResourceType6/rasd:ResourceType /Item Item rasd:Address1/rasd:Address rasd:DescriptionIDE Controller/rasd:Description rasd:ElementNameideController1/rasd:ElementName rasd:InstanceID5/rasd:InstanceID rasd:ResourceType5/rasd:ResourceType /Item Item ovf:required="false" rasd:AddressOnParent0/rasd:AddressOnParent rasd:AutomaticAllocationfalse/rasd:AutomaticAllocation rasd:DescriptionFloppy Drive/rasd:Description rasd:ElementNamefloppy0/rasd:ElementName rasd:InstanceID6/rasd:InstanceID rasd:ResourceType14/rasd:ResourceType /Item Item ovf:required="false" rasd:AddressOnParent0/rasd:AddressOnParent rasd:AutomaticAllocationfalse/rasd:AutomaticAllocation rasd:ElementNamecdrom1/rasd:ElementName rasd:InstanceID7/rasd:InstanceID rasd:Parent5/rasd:Parent rasd:ResourceType15/rasd:ResourceType /Item Item rasd:AddressOnParent0/rasd:AddressOnParent rasd:ElementNamedisk1/rasd:ElementName rasd:HostResourceovf:/disk/vmdisk1/rasd:HostResource rasd:InstanceID8/rasd:InstanceID rasd:Parent4/rasd:Parent rasd:ResourceType17/rasd:ResourceType /Item Item rasd:AddressOnParent2/rasd:AddressOnParent rasd:AutomaticAllocationtrue/rasd:AutomaticAllocation rasd:Connectionbridged/rasd:Connection rasd:DescriptionE1000 ethernet adapter on quot;bridgedquot;/rasd:Description rasd:ElementNameethernet0/rasd:ElementName rasd:InstanceID9/rasd:InstanceID rasd:ResourceSubTypeE1000/rasd:ResourceSubType rasd:ResourceType10/rasd:ResourceType /Item /VirtualHardwareSection AnnotationSection ovf:required="false" InfoA human-readable annotation/Info Annotation445端口漏洞服务,未做任何服务安装和修改。

    Windows2003 企业版 sp2/Annotation /AnnotationSection /VirtualSystem/Envelope

    Opening OVF target: e:\shared\1\Clone of Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition_0.vofError:

    - Line 106: Could not parse the document: 'not well-formed (invalid token)'.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.64

    DB:3.64:Getting Error (Core Dumped) "$Ovftool_Bin" "$@" While Using Ovftool From Jenkins Instance jm



    Hi,

    When i try to configure deployment job from Jenkins, i am getting
    /usr/bin/ovftool: line 23: 19723 Segmentation fault (core dumped) "$OVFTOOL_BIN" "$@"
    error in command line, Not sure how to find solution, i was able to use the same command from my local system directly from my user account.

    This error i am getting after message

    Opening OVF source: myfile.ovf

    thanks in advance,

    vduggirala

    DB:3.64:Getting Error (Core Dumped) "$Ovftool_Bin" "$@" While Using Ovftool From Jenkins Instance jm


    I hit the same issue when I used ovf command to deploy 16 node vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 ovf file.

    /usr/bin/ovftool: line 23: 14214 Segmentation fault (core dumped) "$OVFTOOL_BIN" "$@"

    /usr/bin/ovftool: line 23: 14187 Segmentation fault (core dumped) "$OVFTOOL_BIN" "$@"

    /usr/bin/ovftool: line 23: 14154 Segmentation fault (core dumped) "$OVFTOOL_BIN" "$@"

    /usr/bin/ovftool: line 23: 14228 Segmentation fault (core dumped) "$OVFTOOL_BIN" "$@"

    /usr/bin/ovftool: line 23: 14201 Segmentation fault (core dumped) "$OVFTOOL_BIN" "$@"

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.61

    DB:3.61:Ovftool Usage To Import/Export An Ova Into/From Vmware Workstation a3



    Hi,

    I have a predefined OVA to be imported into my VMWare workstation. I understood that OVF tool utility can be used for import and export. Now i request to provide a sample command for import my OVA to VMware. As of now, 'mydc.vmx' and 'mydc-disk1.vmdk' files have been generated upon running the command, 'ovftool "E:\mydc.ova" "E:\mydc.vmx"'. If i manually open and power on this vmx it is working fine. But i am now struck on deploying this mydc.vmx into VMWare workstation through ovftool utility. Please help me in opening and powering-on this vmx in VMware workstation using OVF tool CLI.

    Once this vm is on and i need to export this VM as an OVA after some settings in that machine. What is the sample OVF tool command to export as OVA?

    Regards,

    -Vijay

    Software/Hardware used:

    VMware Workstation v9.0.0 and OVF tool v3.0

    DB:3.61:Ovftool Usage To Import/Export An Ova Into/From Vmware Workstation a3


    Hi,

    I have a predefined OVA to be imported into my VMWare workstation. I understood that OVF tool utility can be used for import and export. Now i request to provide a sample command for import my OVA to VMware. As of now, 'mydc.vmx' and 'mydc-disk1.vmdk' files have been generated upon running the command, 'ovftool "E:\mydc.ova" "E:\mydc.vmx"'. If i manually open and power on this vmx it is working fine. But i am now struck on deploying this mydc.vmx into VMWare workstation through ovftool utility. Please help me in opening and powering-on this vmx in VMware workstation using OVF tool CLI.

    Once this vm is on and i need to export this VM as an OVA after some settings in that machine. What is the sample OVF tool command to export as OVA?

    Regards,

    -Vijay

    Software/Hardware used:

    VMware Workstation v9.0.0 and OVF tool v3.0

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.60

    DB:3.60:Import .Ovf Vm Into Vmware Fusion On Mac? cz



    Does anyone have experience importing vms in .ovf format into VMware Fusion (4.1.3)? I have a redhat linux image I would like to run through VMware Fusion that is installed on a Mac (Darwin).

    It appears the .ovf needs to be converted to .vmx and Fusion does not do this by default.

    I'm finding a tool called ovftool on the VMware site, that can be used to convert .ovf to .vmx, but not a lot of details on its use or installation.

    Any hints?

    Thanks,

    bg

    DB:3.60:Import .Ovf Vm Into Vmware Fusion On Mac? cz


    Very interesting.

    I may have an older version of the OVF Tool... I've had it on the Mac for a while.

    Good to know that you got it working.

    There should be an "ovftool" binary somewhere on your file system... I'd check out Finder/Spotlight for it, just in the case that you have the need to use it at a later time.

    Cheers,

    Jase

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.57

    DB:3.57:Ovftool 2.1.0 With Active Directory Question (Vsphere Crashes) 7m



    When I try to export one of my VMs using File/Export/Export OVF Template....it crashes vSphere with a nice assertion window.

    To see what the cause of this is, I decided to try using ovftool 2.1.0 on Linux to export the VM instead, to see what happens (like does it crash ovftool?).

    I got stuck though because when I log into the vCenter I have to specify a domain\username format and I can't figure out how to pass this to ovftool in a way that doesn't cause errors.

    For example, I tried things like this:

    # ovftool vi://myvcenter.domain.com/DataCenterName/vm/

    Username: MYDOMAIN\Administrator

    Password: whatever

    Didn't work, I don't think it likes the backslash.

    So I tried stuffing it in a variable:

    # DF="MYDOMAIN\Administrator"

    # ovftool vi://"$DF"@myvcenter.domain.com/DataCenterName/vm/

    Error: Curl error: Couldn't connect to server

    Anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks,

    CJ

    DB:3.57:Ovftool 2.1.0 With Active Directory Question (Vsphere Crashes) 7m


    Gosh, that's some omission from the OVF Tool User Guide.

    So in summary you need to specify your domain account in the format domain%5caccount instead of domain\account

    Here's an example to export to OVF format a VM called MyVM when you need domain authentication to your vCenter server: [This was run on a Windows client]

    ovftool vi://mydomain%5cMyVMAdmin:MyPassword@MyvCenterServer.mydomain.com/MyDatacenter/vm/MyVM c:\MyOVF.ovf

    And if you omit the "mydomain%5cMyVMAdmin:MyPassword@" section you will still need to use the domain%5caccount format when prompted for your credentials otherwise you will get the Curl error:

    C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Toolovftool vi://MyvCenterServer.mydomain.com/MyDatacenter/vm/MyVM c:\MyOVF.ovfPlease enter login information for source vi://MyvCenterServer.mydomain.com/Username: mydomain\MyVMAdminPassword: *********Error: Curl error: Couldn't resolve host nameC:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Toolovftool vi://MyvCenterServer.mydomain.com/MyDatacenter/vm/MyVM c:\MyOVF.ovfPlease enter login information for source vi://MyvCenterServer.mydomain.com/Username: mydomain%5cMyVMAdminPassword: *********Opening VI source: vi://mydomain ☺MyVMAdmin@MyvCenterServer.mydomain.com:443/MyDatacenter/vm/MyVMOpening OVF target: c:\MyOVF.ovfWriting OVF package: c:\MyOVF.ovfDisk progress: 12%

    And....... as a side note with the above example it will export the VM to the "C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Tool" directoy instead of to the C:\ directory. Come on VMware, you're better than that.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.51

    DB:3.51:Ovftool Cannot Set Property Successfully 88



    I want to set some properties to ovf files.

    I use ovftool as bellow:

    ovftool --prop:ip=10.32.23.123 --prop:dns=255.255.254.0

    when this command has been executed without error showing, I still cannot see the property of ovf files.

    Then I used ovftool myovffile.ovf

    I still can not see the property I want to set.

    what should I do?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.47

    DB:3.47:Cannot Convert Ova To Vmx Using Ovftool / Using Workstation Throws System Error df



    I am facing an issue. I have an ova file of size 362 MB. I am using OVFTOOL to convert ova to vmx file. I get the below error during conversion,

    Also tried with option --chunkSize=200mb, but with no luck. Same error as below.

    Transfer Failed

    Error: System error: (Unknown exception)

    Completed with errors.

    In Vmware workstation 8, i get the below error when i am trying to import the OVA file with the below steps,

    a). From the File menu on the VMware Workstation 8 menu bar, select Open.

    b). Browse to the .ovf or .ova file and click Open and Import.

    I get the below error. Anyone who could help me with this?

    DB:3.47:Cannot Convert Ova To Vmx Using Ovftool / Using Workstation Throws System Error df


    I am facing an issue. I have an ova file of size 362 MB. I am using OVFTOOL to convert ova to vmx file. I get the below error during conversion,

    Also tried with option --chunkSize=200mb, but with no luck. Same error as below.

    Transfer Failed

    Error: System error: (Unknown exception)

    Completed with errors.

    In Vmware workstation 8, i get the below error when i am trying to import the OVA file with the below steps,

    a). From the File menu on the VMware Workstation 8 menu bar, select Open.

    b). Browse to the .ovf or .ova file and click Open and Import.

    I get the below error. Anyone who could help me with this?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.36

    DB:3.36:Failure On Disk Import f7



    Hello, I'm having some trouble getting both the vSphere Client and ovftool to

    import my OVF's. When using the vSphere Client, I successfully walk through

    the wizard to "Deploy OVF Template", I click Finish on the final wizard screen

    and progress dialog pops up. It counts up to 100% complete while showing

    "Deploying disk 1 of 1..." and then always fails with the following error

    displayed on a popup window:

    "Failed to deploy OVF package: The remote server returned an error: (500)

    Internal Server Error"

    I then tried using ovftool, to convert my OVF to VMX format. Similarly, the

    "Disk Progress" percentage counts up to 100% and then errors with:

    Opening OVF source: stout-1-x86_64.ovf

    Warning: No manifest file

    Opening VMX target: stout-out/

    Target: stout-out/stout-1-x86_64/stout-1-x86_64.vmx

    Disk Transfer Failed

    Error: Failed to open source disk: stout-1-x86_64.vmdk

    In both cases, it seems the problem is with my disk file, which is a

    stream optimized VMDK. Just to check, I verified that I was able to import

    this exact same disk file built into an OVF 0.9 using Virtual Infrastructure

    Client 2.5.0. So, I'm at a loss as to what the problem may be. Do you have

    to build the stream optimized vmdk any differently? Any other suggestions on

    how I may be able to debug this further?

    Thanks for any help,

    James Slagle

    DB:3.36:Failure On Disk Import f7


    I am Running ESXi 4.0.0 and also ran into the "Failed to deploy OVF package: The remote server returned an error: (500)

    Internal Server Error"

    My problem was that i was using Microsoft FTP Server to transfer files from my dev environment to live environment, apparently Microsoft FTP Server only allows a maximum 4 GB file to be transfered. The vmdk files larger than 4 GB were getting cut off at 4 GB without any error notifications from the FTP.

    I quickly installed pure-ftp server and transfered the full files successfully, problem solved.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.35

    DB:3.35:Ovftool 2.1.0 `Error: Curl Error: Coudn't Resolve Host Name` za



    Greetings friends,

    I have installed ovftool on a Linux machine with SLES 11 SP1 x86_64

    I am currently experimenting on how to use ovftool, as i'm a total newbie considering it's use.

    I currently have a vCenter Server 4.1, with IP 10.20.30.40. There i have the following structure:

    10.20.30.40

    MyDataCenter

    Cluster1

    Cluster2

    MyVM

    The datastore where the vmx is located is named NAS1

    I want to convert this virtual machine to .ovf. But for starters, i would like to probe it. I'm using ovftool 2.1.0 and the user's guide says that the VMX type is supported. I thought to use vSphere Locator with Datastore (ds) query type. So, i execute the following:

    ovftool vi://10.20.30.40/MyDataCenter?ds=[NAS1] MyVM/MyVM.vmx

    After i'm asked for credentials, i get the following:

    Please enter login information for source vi://10.20.30.40/Username: xxxxxxxPassword: *************Error: Curl error: Couldn't resolve host nameCompleted with errors

    Have you seen that before? Am i doing something wrong with the syntax? Or in general, am i using ovftool the wrong way?

    Thank you for your help!

    Peter

    DB:3.35:Ovftool 2.1.0 `Error: Curl Error: Coudn't Resolve Host Name` za


    To follow up on my last post, I was using a rather complex 15 character password that contained @, $, :, # and ) . Once I changed it to something simple I was able to get past the CURL errors (and on to new errors of course, but it is able to query the datastores visible to the host).

    I tested simple passwords that contained one of those special characters in each run to see if there was a single character that wincurl.dll didn't like but individually they were all fine.

    Hopefully this will save somebody else from trying to chase down a error that was completely unrelated to the fix

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.35

    DB:3.35:Successfull Migration From Vmware Server j3



    I started out late at night and backed upp all virtual machines to a second fileserver. Installed ESX 3i installble. Configured the host and added it back to Virtual Center. Then came the problems. I tried converter to move the VMware server vmdks over and it failed because they were not flat. I tried flat it and then move it over with no sucess since I needed a cli to make use of vmkfstools. Then I tried VMimporter which failed on some HW settings and that it couldnt convert the VMDK. Last thing I tried was to use ovftool which was outstanding. I have to tell you this thing makes a migration a breeze. This is what I did.

    1. Downloaded SUN Java and OVF tool. Got hold of the paramters to pass to ovttool.. ( You do no even have to flatten the files )

    2. Because ovftool complained about not finding some CDroms that were connected to the machines I edited the VMX-files

    3. I then made a batch to convert them all via ovftool.

    4. Just because ESX suddenly didnt know anything about E1000 I had to change them to pcnet32 in the final ovf-files.

    5. I opened up VIC and got on the first page "getting started" where there is a "import virtual appliance" choice. Choose Import from file and point to your VMs ovf-file

    6. Change all your NICs to Vmxnet enchanced by editing the VMX straight from the datastore.

    Hope this helps some other ppl with problems in the future ,)

    DB:3.35:Successfull Migration From Vmware Server j3


    I tried all thos and still it failed so it felt like a nice tool to be able to migrate to 3i without VC.

    Will maybe buy VC if I need it, may need it fo VCB in the future.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.34

    DB:3.34:How To Create A Ovf File For Fusion? 71



    Hey.

    I have some problems to create a OVF file with ovftools. The VMWare software I have is fusion under OSX but ovftool can't work on Mac. I installed that on my centos image and also windows image and then tried to convert by sharing the image folders. Surely, I modified the path in the vmx file to the shared folder.

    After then, I ran the command but it reported that "it can't open the vmdk file" though the path is correct. So I doubt whether shared folder can work or not.

    I want to know that whether I have to install a VMWare workstation or some else on the image first? Is that possible to directly convert fusion image to ova/ovf image? Any help appreciate. Thanks very much.

    DB:3.34:How To Create A Ovf File For Fusion? 71


    Had to delete the old VM and create again. This time I chose the option to copy the image (which takes more disk space). I then installed the VMware tools on the new VM and OVFTOOL for i386. I then typed: ovftool /mnt/hgfs/local/Documents/Virtual\ Machines.localized/VM\ i386.vmwarevm/VM\ i386.vmx ~/Desktop/VM\ i386.ovf

    It worked!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.32

    DB:3.32:What Resources Are Used When Export Ovf From Vcenter? fm



    When converting a VM to OVF package from vcenter (4.0 or 4.1) using File-Export-Export OVF template..., which machine does the compression: the vcenter, the ESX host, or the client machine?

    Does this process do the same thing as ovftool?

    In ovftool, there an option to set the compression level, is there similar option that can be set when using vcenter to export the OVF?

    DB:3.32:What Resources Are Used When Export Ovf From Vcenter? fm


    When converting a VM to OVF package from vcenter (4.0 or 4.1) using File-Export-Export OVF template..., which machine does the compression: the vcenter, the ESX host, or the client machine?

    Does this process do the same thing as ovftool?

    In ovftool, there an option to set the compression level, is there similar option that can be set when using vcenter to export the OVF?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.32

    DB:3.32:Ovftool Importing Syntax zs



    what is the syntax to import a ovf file into a esxi host?

    I keep getting an error when using this

    ovftool d:\ovf\vm.ovf vi://user:pass@my_esxi_host

    the manifest validates

    DB:3.32:Ovftool Importing Syntax zs


    ok now I am getting this error

    The manifest validates

    Opening VI target: vi://root@10.180.0.7:443/http://root@10.180.0.7:443/

    Error: Failed to communicate with VI server

    Completed with errors

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.31

    DB:3.31:Ovftool Slow But Vsphere Client Ovf Export Fast? jp



    vSphere 5.0 system, gigabit NICs everywhere.

    I'm trying to use ovftool (3.5.0, Win64-bit ver. running on Win 2008R2) to export and import a large set of VMs. When I use the ovftool to export from vSphere to OVA files, transfer speed sits around 1MB/sec. I can't for the life of me figure out why?

    Using the vSphere 5.0 Client GUI (File Export...) it goes quickly (~20MB/sec). If I export the exact same VM to the exact same storage location using ovftool it's slow. If I then import that VM back to vSphere using ovftool, it goes quickly... it's only the export from vSphere to OVA using ovftool that's slow.

    Thoughts?

    DB:3.31:Ovftool Slow But Vsphere Client Ovf Export Fast? jp


    I tried disabling McAfee on-access scan and the Windows Firewall and that made no difference. I also inspected Resource Monitor and found nothing exciting happening there (top CPU user was OVFtool at 10%, and negligible disk activity since this is being stored directly to network storage). I feel like I'm either missing something in the ovftool arguments, or there's a significant difference between the recent OVFTools and the vSphere 5.0 Client OVF engines.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.30

    DB:3.30:Ovftool Does Not Create Vmdk File pc



    When I use the ovftool to create an ovf from an existing virtual machine the only output created are the .mf and .ovf files. I was expecting a .vmdk file as well. There are no console errors and the ovftool exits with no errors. I read through the ovftool guide and did not see anything special I should be doing. I am trying to do a simple .vmx.ovf conversion with no options. Am I missing something?

    Command:

    /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library/VMware\ OVF\ Tool/ovftool /Users/bpage/Documents/Virtual\ Machines.localized/Windows\ Server\ 2008\ R2\ x64.vmwarevm/Windows\ Server\ 2008\ R2\ x64.vmx /Users/bpage/Documents/Virtual\ Machines.localized/AsigraDemo/AsigraDemo.ovf

    Fusion Version:

    6.0.1

    Mac OS X Version:

    10.8.5

    DB:3.30:Ovftool Does Not Create Vmdk File pc


    Thx for using Fusion!

    You need to modify a parameter in your .vmx file.

    In my environment,the disk type in my VM is IDE, so there are sentences such as 'ide0:0.present = "TRUE" ide0:0.fileName = "Windows Server 2003-0.vmdk"' in my .vmx file, then I can create the .vmdk file. And when 'ide0:0.present = "FALSE"',the .vmdk file can't be created.

    So you need to modify '****(your disk name).present="TRUE"' in your .vmx file firstly, then, try your command line,there will be the .vmdk file in your target folder.

    Pls let us know if you have any further questions.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.30

    DB:3.30:Specify Datastore Path With Ovftool??? s1


    All,

    I am using ovftool to import ovf directly to ESX host using following command:

    /usr/bin/ovftool --machineOutput lt;ovf-filegt; vi://user:pass@ip

    It creates the vmx on ESX under the datastore path. But I want vmx files to be created under some directory in Datastore path. How? as ovftool says:

    "When connected directly to an ESX host, lt;searchTermgt; must be left empty"

    e.g /usr/bin/ovftool --machineOutput lt;ovf-filegt; vi://user:pass@ip/lt;some-dirgt;

    However the above command give me some syntax error.

    Looks very trivial problem, But I could not found any solution yet.

    Any comments/suggestion????

    Thanks

    -tej

    DB:3.30:Specify Datastore Path With Ovftool??? s1


    Hi Tej,

    It is not possible to specify a path on the datastore with OVF Tool -- all VMXs are put in the root of the datastore.

    - Kristian

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.29

    DB:3.29:Generate Virtual Machine And Deploy 17



    Hello all,

    I wish to create a virtual machine and upload it to a secure ftp site for download.

    1-The virtual machine is large as it contains OS, RDBMS, application -

    2-End users are not very technical

    So - I am using the ovftool to 'chunk' and compress providing the ability to transfer files and if there is a timeout or network issue, not having to start all over again.

    Plus, ovftool 'packages' all the files into a tar of my many file virtual machine.

    The users would download the multiple *vmdk.gz* files. Then what??

    Do I need to provide a script to take the vmdk files and convert them back using ovftool into a vmx file???

    Can they use VMware Player to 'open' i.e. import the ovf files... I notice there is in fact the ability to open those files

    DB:3.29:Generate Virtual Machine And Deploy 17


    Hello all,

    I wish to create a virtual machine and upload it to a secure ftp site for download.

    1-The virtual machine is large as it contains OS, RDBMS, application -

    2-End users are not very technical

    So - I am using the ovftool to 'chunk' and compress providing the ability to transfer files and if there is a timeout or network issue, not having to start all over again.

    Plus, ovftool 'packages' all the files into a tar of my many file virtual machine.

    The users would download the multiple *vmdk.gz* files. Then what??

    Do I need to provide a script to take the vmdk files and convert them back using ovftool into a vmx file???

    Can they use VMware Player to 'open' i.e. import the ovf files... I notice there is in fact the ability to open those files

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.27

    DB:3.27:Importing Vmx-06 Virtual System Type Ovf Into Vsphere 4.0.0 Failed ff


    Trying to import an OVF with virtualSystemType vmx-06 into Vsphere 4.0.0 and it says vmx-06 is unsupported. I tried changing it to vmx-04 and vmx-07 in the OVF which allowed me to import it but the resulting VM would not see its hard drive in the BIOS.

    Is there any list of which virtual system types are supported in different versions of vsphere?

    DB:3.27:Importing Vmx-06 Virtual System Type Ovf Into Vsphere 4.0.0 Failed ff

    Trying to import an OVF with virtualSystemType vmx-06 into Vsphere 4.0.0 and it says vmx-06 is unsupported. I tried changing it to vmx-04 and vmx-07 in the OVF which allowed me to import it but the resulting VM would not see its hard drive in the BIOS.

    Is there any list of which virtual system types are supported in different versions of vsphere?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.26

    DB:3.26:Ovf Tools Error jj


    Hello all,

    I am trying to use OVF tools 1.0 to create an .ovf appliance split to 4gbs. When I run the following command:

    ovftool --chunkSize=4gb vi://lt;usernamegt;:lt;passwordgt;@lt;servergt;/lt;datacentergt;?ds=lt;location of .vmx filegt; e:\test\test.ovf

    everything starts off fine. It will got for about 15-16% then I get this message:

    "Error: unable to get NFC ticket for target disk".

    I have looked online, but cannot find anything that matches this problem. I am using Windows 2k3 as the ovf creation server, and I'm in a ESX 3.5 environment. The ovf must be split into 4gb chunks (or less) so they can be put onto DVDs. Also, when it is done it deletes the files it started to create. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    DB:3.26:Ovf Tools Error jj

    Hello all,

    I am trying to use OVF tools 1.0 to create an .ovf appliance split to 4gbs. When I run the following command:

    ovftool --chunkSize=4gb vi://lt;usernamegt;:lt;passwordgt;@lt;servergt;/lt;datacentergt;?ds=lt;location of .vmx filegt; e:\test\test.ovf

    everything starts off fine. It will got for about 15-16% then I get this message:

    "Error: unable to get NFC ticket for target disk".

    I have looked online, but cannot find anything that matches this problem. I am using Windows 2k3 as the ovf creation server, and I'm in a ESX 3.5 environment. The ovf must be split into 4gb chunks (or less) so they can be put onto DVDs. Also, when it is done it deletes the files it started to create. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.25

    DB:3.25:--Compress=9 Giving Disks Of Larger Size Than Original xp



    Hi All,

    I have an ovf package with only one vmdk file of soze 3.3GB. When I am using ovftool with compress=9 option. Its giving me "VMX" of size 5.3GB

    {{{

    C:\ovftool --compress=9 MyVM.ovf C:\Users\

    Opening OVF source: MyVM.ovf

    The manifest validates

    Opening VMX target: C:\Users\

    Writing VMX file: C:\Users\MyVM\MyVM.vmx

    Disk Transfer Completed

    Completed successfully

    }}}

    The Directory C:\Users\MyVM\ contains a .VMX and .VMDK ( 5.3GB size )

    Any ideas why this increased size and why .VMX instead of .OVF ?

    Thanks

    Nikunj

    DB:3.25:--Compress=9 Giving Disks Of Larger Size Than Original xp


    OVF is a transport format so the disk are compressed while VMX is a run-able format where workstation needs to open the disks. you could use the

    --diskMode options to try to control the disk size but what you see is expected. The --compress option only works when going to OVF/OVA targets.

    /eske

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.24

    DB:3.24:Question Installing Ovftool In Esxi 5.5u1 dd



    So long story short I'm building a self deployment install using a Kickstart script that after the install uses wget to copyy the OVA files to the local data store and then deploys the OVAs, i have the script figured out however i can't seem to get ovftool installed on ESXi 5.5, everytime i try to run it i get the following error

    env: can't execute 'bash': No such file or directory

    this happens even after making the file executable, here's the whole command

    ~ # cd /tmp

    /tmp # mkdir ovf

    /tmp # cd ovf/

    /tmp/ovf # wget http://10.10.10.4/OVA/VMware-ovftool-3.5.0-1274719-lin.x86_64.bundle

    Connecting to 10.10.10.4 (10.10.10.4:80)

    VMware-ovftool-3.5.0 100% |*******************************| 40125k 0:00:00 ETA

    /tmp/ovf # chmod +x VMware-ovftool-3.5.0-1274719-lin.x86_64.bundle

    /tmp/ovf # ./VMware-ovftool-3.5.0-1274719-lin.x86_64.bundle

    env: can't execute 'bash': No such file or directory

    /tmp/ovf # sh ./VMware-ovftool-3.5.0-1274719-lin.x86_64.bundle

    env: can't execute 'bash': No such file or directory

    /tmp/ovf # /bin/sh ./VMware-ovftool-3.5.0-1274719-lin.x86_64.bundle

    env: can't execute 'bash': No such file or directory

    DB:3.24:Question Installing Ovftool In Esxi 5.5u1 dd


    The only solution I've found for running ovftool on ESXi 5.x is adding it to the ESXi boot image at (ESXi) installation using this article from Micheal Lustfield. It may not be relevant for your environment if you cannot reinstall ESXi but it works well for me for our Solutions Lab. The entire article provides more background.

    Using this I can then deploy an OVA as part of the Kickstart firstboot section (example below, ovftool 4.0 only).

    Travis

    Creating Our Customizations: The OVF
    Notice in the above, I expect /ovf to exist. We're about to make it so! First we need to aquire ovftools. The VMware website has an ovftool download.

    Download the 64bit version and install it.

    Now we need to make /ovf and the directories inside of it.
    mkdir /tmp/ovf mkdir /tmp/ovf/tools mkdir /tmp/ovf/files
    Take the installed ovftools and stick them in the tools directory.
    rsync -au /usr/lib/vmware-ovftool/* /tmp/ovf/tools/ sed -i 's/bash/sh/' /tmp/ovf/tools/ovftool
    We leave an empty files directory. This is where the post install part of the kickstart file will dump the OVA files.

    Now we need to turn the ovf directory into ovf-00.t00.
    cd /tmp tar cf ovf.tar ovf gzip -9 ovf.tar mv ovf.tar.gz /mnt/usb/ovf-00.t00
    Completely Automated ESXi Deployment - Michael Lustfield

    Kickstart firstboot example:

    #Import VCSA VM from local datastore, complete base network configuration

    /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/ovf/tools/ovftool --acceptAllEulas --skipManifestCheck --noSSLVerify --diskMode=thin --name=den-VC01 --X:injectOvfEnv --powerOn --prop:vami.hostname=den-VC01.orange.corp --prop:vami.DNS.VMware_vCenter_Server_Appliance=172.17.2.1 --prop:vami.ip0.VMware_vCenter_Server_Appliance=172.17.2.11 --prop:vami.netmask0.VMware_vCenter_Server_Appliance=255.255.255.0 /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/ovf/files/VCSA-5.5.ova "vi://root:password@172.17.17.17"

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.23

    DB:3.23:Not Able To Export To Ovf s8



    Not sure if I'm not getting the syntax correct, but I am attempting to export a vm in OVF format directly from a ESXi 4.1 host.

    I have tried several different commands, but all have failed.

    Any help with the Syntax to export the OVF directly from a Host would be greatly apprecaited.

    ovftool --compress=9 "vi://host1/ha-datacenter/3PAR-LUN6/server1" "Z:\server1.ovf"

    ovftool --compress=9 "vi://host1/DC1/3PAR-LUN6/server1/server1.vmx" "Z:\server1.ovf"

    ovftool --compress=9 "https://host1/DC1/server1/server1.vmx" "Z:\server1.ovf"

    DB:3.23:Not Able To Export To Ovf s8


    thanks a lot for you input.

    I figured it out as soon as I posted the question... I started off by the ip address and then the vm name and I was able to export the vm to an ovf.

    Thanks again.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.23

    DB:3.23:Embedded Spaces In Appliance File Causes Ovftool Error. 8x



    I downloaded ubuntu 8.10 server appliance. The .vm files have spaces in them. For example, "Ubuntu 8.10 Server.vmdk." When I run the following command to convert the files to .ovf, I get an error because of spaces in the file name:

    ovftool C:\temp\VMWareAppliances\Ubuntu810Server\Ubuntu8.10Server\Ubuntu 8.10 Server.vmx C:\temp\VMWareAppliances\

    Ubuntu810Server\Ubuntu8.10Server\Ubuntu 8.10 Server.ovf

    Unexpected option: Server.vmx

    I tried the following to resolve the "spaces" issue:

    1. Remove the spaces from the file names.

    2. Edit the .vmx file and removed spaces where the file names are referenced.

    3. Reran ovftool to create ovf file.

    4. Attempted to import the appliance and got the following error: "An error occurred while parsing the ovf descriptor: Unable to parse xml element 'Envelope'.

    The ovf file is attached.

    Any help in resolving the spaces issue in the file name would be greatly appreciatede.
    Thanks much.

    Cheers.

    DB:3.23:Embedded Spaces In Appliance File Causes Ovftool Error. 8x


    I'm having this same problem too on a Windows VM with no spaces in the path or file name and I used both the ovftool and the standalone converter. I'm still experimenting with different methods but one would hope these tools would work the way they were intended.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.22

    DB:3.22:Unable To Load Hypervisor Due To Ovf. Ovf To Vmx j1



    Hi I am trying to load a version of Websohere hypervisor which is a ovf format but it isnt working and I keep getting this error....

    " did not pass OVF specification conformance or virtual hardware compliance checks.

    Click Retry to relax OVF specification and virtual hardware compliance checks and try the import again, or click Cancel to cancel the import. If you retry the import, you might not be able to use the virtual machine in VMware Player."

    My understanding was that I needed to convert the ovf to vmx!

    I ve tried using the ovf tool to convert to .vmx but that also isnt working. I get the following error when trying to convert....

    "Error: Failed to open OVF descriptor"

    If anyone could shed some light that would be great,

    thanks,

    Scott

    DB:3.22:Unable To Load Hypervisor Due To Ovf. Ovf To Vmx j1


    Hi, latest update:Migration is Ok now.

    Background is OVF is exported from ESXi platform, workstation is on Lenovo ThinkCentre M93p with Windows 2003

    Question remained: Why is it Ok on W2003 PC instead of W7 PC? PC's hardware are same, only different OS, that's all

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.21

    DB:3.21:Error Messages When Importing The Ovf File pj


    Hi,

    I've just unziped the vcap-ovf-1.0.zip file and got 2 files: system.vmdk and vcap.ovf.

    Trying to import the appliance with Workstation 6.5 I have the following messsage: "The OVF descriptor file could not be parsed".

    Trying to use VMware-ovftool-0.9-62566 to install the OVF package and got the following message: "Extra, required XML element found: Product".

    Any clue?

    TIA

    DB:3.21:Error Messages When Importing The Ovf File pj


    If you have ESX then import OVF file.Later you must export if you want to vmware worstation, vmaware server, etc......

    Saludos,

    Miguel Angel Alonso,

    Solution Architect at JmG Virtual Consulting, S.L

    -

    Mi empresa: JmG Virtual Consulting, S.L - Lideres y Expertos en Virtualizacion

    Mi blog: El blog de Virtualizacion en Espaol

    VCP4 VMware,CCA Platinum Citrix,RHCVA Virtualization (Linux),MCITP 2008 Enterprise,MCTS 2008,MCP 2.0

    -

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  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.20

    DB:3.20:Convert Vmdk Or Vmx (Not Sure Which) To Ovf File x1



    Hi,

    I downloaded Vmware-ovftool to my PC (windows7 64 bit) and I tried to run the utility but when I do I get an error message:

    This is what I do:

    "c:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware OVF Tool\ovftool.exe" d:\ovf-test\Chat01\Chat01.vmx C:\Chat01.ovf

    DB:3.20:Convert Vmdk Or Vmx (Not Sure Which) To Ovf File x1


    btw, after I do the export I can import the OVF to my other VM portal?

    Thanks!!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.18

    DB:3.18:Ovftool Fails To Read Vmdk File 87



    I am trying to build vAPP using OVFtool. I copied all the VM files(vmx, vmxf, vmsd, nvram, vmdk) required for creating OVF on to my Linux machine. Now when I try to run OVFtool, it throws "ERROR: Failed to open disk: test.vmdk"

    Command I used: "*ovftool /root/test/test.vmx /root/testovf/"

    These folders created on my linux machine.

    Question: Is it always required to run ovftool against VM Server?

    Is the process I am doing wrong. i.e: copy all files to local linux machine and then run ovftool?

    Please advice.

    DB:3.18:Ovftool Fails To Read Vmdk File 87


    I figured out the problem. I had to copy vm-flat.vmdk files as well. I missed it as I couldn't see it on VCenter and thought it dont exists.

    To have it work all the files, vmx, vmdk, flat.vmdk, vmxf, vmsd,nvram need to be copied.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.18

    DB:3.18:Ovftool Ova - Vmx Conversion Fails - Connection Error During Download 7d



    Hi all I am running

    ovftool -tt=vmx --lax --X:logFile=debug.log --X:logLevel=verbose ../backup/DataStax_Sandbox_1_0_0_for_VMWare.ova /u01/vmware

    And it is failing with the error:Connection error during download

    DB:3.18:Ovftool Ova - Vmx Conversion Fails - Connection Error During Download 7d


    The ovf was downloaded improperly, and the file was corrupt. Kinda an odd error for that case!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.17

    DB:3.17:Vcd Import Guidance - Ovf 8k



    Hi

    Does anyone know if there is a KB or whitepaper on IMPORT guidance with respect to the the content of the .vmx = OVF parameters ?

    i.e. either an edit of the .vmx file or some options in the ovftool

    There is a guide "

    VMware vCenter Lab Manager to VMware vCloud

    Director Migration" which i have a copy of, byt can't find the URL now, which references going through vcenter then to vcd.

    We are not doing this for two reasons :

    - difficulty getting IT who control permissions to do this - the fact that some Lab Manager VMs don't import to vCenter with obscure errors as well (e.g. you need to remove a network card ref or the like for it to work)

    In a previous thread, Re: ovftool -diskmode IMPORT to vCD context i was told the ovftool switches are not important,

    i did not see guidance on a OVFtool option that vets / reports things that vCD will not like.

    We are finding IMPORT of OVF failing for no reason and be believe they are related to some items vCD does not like.

    Thanks

    DB:3.17:Vcd Import Guidance - Ovf 8k


    Hi

    Does anyone know if there is a KB or whitepaper on IMPORT guidance with respect to the the content of the .vmx = OVF parameters ?

    i.e. either an edit of the .vmx file or some options in the ovftool

    There is a guide "

    VMware vCenter Lab Manager to VMware vCloud

    Director Migration" which i have a copy of, byt can't find the URL now, which references going through vcenter then to vcd.

    We are not doing this for two reasons :

    - difficulty getting IT who control permissions to do this - the fact that some Lab Manager VMs don't import to vCenter with obscure errors as well (e.g. you need to remove a network card ref or the like for it to work)

    In a previous thread, Re: ovftool -diskmode IMPORT to vCD context i was told the ovftool switches are not important,

    i did not see guidance on a OVFtool option that vets / reports things that vCD will not like.

    We are finding IMPORT of OVF failing for no reason and be believe they are related to some items vCD does not like.

    Thanks

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.14

    DB:3.14:Export Esxi Vm Using Ovftool In Linux 8z



    Hello,

    I am trying to use the ovftool in Linux to export a VM running on ESXi 4.0 to an OVF package with the following syntax:

    $ovftool "vi://root@192.168.X.XXX?ds=[datastore1]test-vm/test-vm.vmx" /home/ovfs/test1.ovf

    But I always get the error: Datacenter object not found

    The path to the vmx file is:

    test-vm/test-vm.vmx

    If I have a standalone ESXi (no vCenter present) what Datacenter name should I use?, I have tried with "Datacenter", "Default" but nothing seems to work.

    Any help is highly appreciated.

    Thanks.

    Juan Aristizabal.

    DB:3.14:Export Esxi Vm Using Ovftool In Linux 8z


    Your VM version is probably set to 4. In the OVF, try setting OVF version as 7. That solved the issue for me.

    vssd:VirtualSystemTypevmx-07/vssd:VirtualSystemType

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.11

    DB:3.11:Question Regarding Adding Extra Config Parameters To Ovf fx



    Hi,I have ovftool version (4.0.0).I am trying to create an ovf of a VM with extra configparameters. How do i specify theexportFlagscommand line option to allows the config parameters to translate from the VM to the ovf ? The documentation says Ineed to specify a extraconfig vSpheresource .This works fine :ovftool --allowAllExtraConfig --extraConfig:ethernet1.coalescingScheme=disabled --extraConfig:ethernet0.coalescingScheme=disabledbut this doesn't :ovftool --exportFlags=extraconfigI don't want to add the key:value in the command line , rather pick up these from the VM I am using to create the ovf.Is there something that I am missing out ?Thanks in advance

    DB:3.11:Question Regarding Adding Extra Config Parameters To Ovf fx


    Hi,I have ovftool version (4.0.0).I am trying to create an ovf of a VM with extra configparameters. How do i specify theexportFlagscommand line option to allows the config parameters to translate from the VM to the ovf ? The documentation says Ineed to specify a extraconfig vSpheresource .This works fine :ovftool --allowAllExtraConfig --extraConfig:ethernet1.coalescingScheme=disabled --extraConfig:ethernet0.coalescingScheme=disabledbut this doesn't :ovftool --exportFlags=extraconfigI don't want to add the key:value in the command line , rather pick up these from the VM I am using to create the ovf.Is there something that I am missing out ?Thanks in advance

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.11

    DB:3.11:Error: Device 'Cdrom1' Has A Backing Type That Is Not Supported. 9f



    Hi,

    I'm getting the following error when trying to convert from VMX to OVF:

    ovftool ./n1dps/Solaris\ 10\ 64-bit\ Single\ Partition.vmx ./ovf/n1dps.knerr.us.ovf

    Opening VMX source: ./n1dps/Solaris 10 64-bit Single Partition.vmx

    Error:

    - Device 'cdrom1' has a backing type that is not supported. This is a general limitation of the virtual machine's virtual hardware version on the selected host.

    System Information:

    Host: CentOS 5.0 64bit

    Vmware Server version=1.0.6 build=build-91891 option=Release.3.2.2

    Instance: Solaris 10

    I notice the target is Vmware Server 2.x and upgrading is on the task list. I thought I'd post this in the mean time and see if anyone had any answers.

    Thank you,

    George

    Update: I just removed the cdrom1 device and am now in the process of running the script as it did not give the cdrom1 error this time.

    DB:3.11:Error: Device 'Cdrom1' Has A Backing Type That Is Not Supported. 9f


    Set the connection to device like cdrom or even floppy as 'Auto detect'.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.10

    DB:3.10:Ova File Generated Using Ovftool Not Played By Player5.0 cf



    I have VMware Player 5.0.0. It internally has ovftool 3.0.1

    I used VMware Studio2.0 to build an appliance in OVA format - It opened successfully by Player 5.0

    Converted OVA - OVF again from OVF-OVA using ovftool 3.0.1. (This is just for testing. Later I need to change OVF according to my need).

    Now this re-generated OVA file is not supported by Player5.0. When I tried to open OVA file, Player failed with error 'Failed to open virtual machine: Failed to open OVF descriptor.'

    Is this an issue with OVFTool or Player ? Please suggest.

    BTW, I have used the below commands for convertion

    OVA - OVF ovftool.exe -st=OVA -tt=OVF "d:\NEW-OVA\xxxxxxx.ova" "d:\NEW-OVF\xxxxxxx.OVF"

    DB:3.10:Ova File Generated Using Ovftool Not Played By Player5.0 cf


    Finally this worked when I give the file extension as '.ova' , earlier this was '.OVA'.

    As I'm running player in windows I generated OVA files with .OVA extension, which couldn't get by player.

    Does ovftool/player really case sensitive on file extensions ?

    --Hemanth

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.10

    DB:3.10:Converting A Vmx File To Ovf File (Error While Doing So) 11



    Hello

    I am running a Ubuntu 10.04 host system. Using the ovftool i tried to convert a ".vmx" file to ".ovf" file.

    Here is the command that i used for the purpose.

    $ sudo -tt=ovf ovftool "/mnt/test/cent.vmx" "/mnt/test/cent1.ovf"

    I got the following error after running this command.

    I dont what the problem is.

    Please help.

    Thank you,

    DB:3.10:Converting A Vmx File To Ovf File (Error While Doing So) 11


    Hello and thanks for responding.

    Yes centos.vmx is a valid ".vmx" file and yes the VM is powered off.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.10

    DB:3.10:Ovf Import From Java Vi Sdk Api? dk



    I would like to do an OVF import from the Java VI SDK API. It looks like ovftool used to be written in Java, but I can't find the source or that. Is it available somewhere? Or there any source code examples of how to do OVF import? Or anyone know the steps that need to be taken. The only thing I have found is a reference to using CreateVM_Task, but I'm not sure how the OVF file comes into play...

    DB:3.10:Ovf Import From Java Vi Sdk Api? dk


    Has there been any development on this topic? The Java API can do almost everything else you would think you would be able to import an OVF template without parsing the OVF descripter yourself.

    EDIT: With a little more googleing i found this.... http://www.doublecloud.org/2010/04/how-to-import-and-export-ovf-packages/

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.10

    DB:3.10:Api Calls For Importing A Vm From Vc / Help With Automating This... px


    Hello,

    We have a build process for our software that delivers an OVF file with a whole VM every build. The only way we've found to get this into Lab Manager is the following:

    1. Import OVF into Virtual Center / vCenter Server either via the API for VC, or via OVFTOOL.

    2. Manually go into Lab Manager and use the Import VM Template function within the Templates area.

    Step 2 is not automated, and we need it to be. We looked at the SOAP API docs for Lab Manager, and this does not appear to be exposed.

    Any suggestions? Anyone else figured out a better way to import things in via an automated process? Keep in mind we would be doing this multiple times a day, and the output is OVF/VMX.

    DB:3.10:Api Calls For Importing A Vm From Vc / Help With Automating This... px


    Maybe a more appropriate forum to look into?

    http://communities.vmware.com/community/developer/forums/labmanager

    Regards,EvilOne

    VMware vExpert 2009

    NOTE: If your problem or questions has been resolved, please mark this thread as answered and award points accordingly.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.09

    DB:3.09:Ovftool --Nodisks Still Creates .Ovf File With Disk Information kd


    Hi All,

    I'm using ovftool with the --noDisks option, but there still seems to be disk information in the .ovf file (see attachments).

    I'm trying to import the virtual appliance on a ESXI 3.5 update 2 server, using VM Converter 4.0.1.

    When I try and import the virtual appliance, I get the following error:

    FAILED: Unable to download the OVF file 'http: //xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/vm_ovf_backups/esxi-test-disk1.vmdk'.

    I thought the --noDisks option would leave out any information relating to the disks - am I wrong?

    Regards, Michael

    DB:3.09:Ovftool --Nodisks Still Creates .Ovf File With Disk Information kd

    Hi Kristian,

    Thanks for your reply - that worked. It imported the appliance to my ESXi server without any reference to the old disk.

    It looks like there might be some problems with the GUI (VM Converter) but scripting will work fine

    Thanks again for your help, Michael

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.09

    DB:3.09:Problem With Converting Vmworkstation Vm(.Vmx) To Ovf By Ovftool 9s



    Ovftool in VMworkstation7.0 used to convet .vmx to ovf

    display error:

    ovftool version 2.0

    Any help with this is super appreciated!!

    Thanks,

    DB:3.09:Problem With Converting Vmworkstation Vm(.Vmx) To Ovf By Ovftool 9s


    Hello and welcome to the communities.

    Note: Discussion successfully moved from Converter to Open Virtualization Format Tool

    There is a similar discussion here - it might be worth looking into either the annotation or trying a newer version.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.08

    DB:3.08:Please Help: Failed To Clone Disk Error Converting Virtual Appliance Created With Converter 4.0.1 j3


    I converted a Virtual Machine installed on a ESX server to a virtual appliance (*.ovf ) file using the converter 4.0.1. Now I am trying to

    convert this virtual appliance to deploy as a virtual machine on a different ESX server using same converter 4.0.1 and it is not working.

    I get following error

    Error: Failed to clone disk C:\Documents and Settings\*\Desktop\*\viso.vmdk on the virtual machine 'viso'. If I try importing the same

    virtual appliance viso.ovf file with VMware Infrastructure client I get the following error "An error occured while parsing the OVF descriptor:

    Unable to parse xml element 'Envelop'"

    I was able to successfully use the 3.3 converter to convert a VM to Virtual Appliance and back to the VM.

    Please suggest what might be wrong. I am stuck and need help. I will need to make this working with converter 4.0.1 only

    as I will need to convert the VM to appliance from a Linux cli and I am using ovftool 1.0 for that, which also coverts the ovf

    files to 1.0 format, same as converter 4.0.1 . Looks like this is issue with the format of OVF being 1.0. Please advice

    Thanks,

    Lachi.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.08

    DB:3.08:Network Properties With Vcloud Director az



    Hi All,

    I started using VMware studio few days ago and really like what I have seen so far.

    I'm using VMware studio withvCenter 5 for the transient VM and it's working great.

    i'm also using vCloud Director 1.5 to deploy the generated OVF.

    I had to convert from OVA to OVF using ovftool since vCD doesn't support OVA or OVF from a URL. It's working as desired.

    Since I use vCD 1.5 I have the guest customized properties displayed when I deploy my VM. As well, this is as desired and the custom properties I created is requested during deployment.

    But (there's always a but...) I'm confused with the OVF network properties.

    How can I simply let vCloud manage the network settings of the VMs/vApps it deploys?

    At the moment, If I use "Set DHCP/Static IP address" in VMware Studio then, during the deployement, I have all the network fields to fill. Which is not what I want.

    If I choose in VMware Studio "Set DHCP/Fixed/Transient IP address using IP Pools" with Transient/Fixed, I haven't to fill any network fields (apart from the usual one in vCD) but the vCD customization doesn't work and the VM is set with DHCP!!!

    Any idea how to get it to work with vCD?

    Regards,

    DB:3.08:Network Properties With Vcloud Director az


    Hi All,

    I started using VMware studio few days ago and really like what I have seen so far.

    I'm using VMware studio withvCenter 5 for the transient VM and it's working great.

    i'm also using vCloud Director 1.5 to deploy the generated OVF.

    I had to convert from OVA to OVF using ovftool since vCD doesn't support OVA or OVF from a URL. It's working as desired.

    Since I use vCD 1.5 I have the guest customized properties displayed when I deploy my VM. As well, this is as desired and the custom properties I created is requested during deployment.

    But (there's always a but...) I'm confused with the OVF network properties.

    How can I simply let vCloud manage the network settings of the VMs/vApps it deploys?

    At the moment, If I use "Set DHCP/Static IP address" in VMware Studio then, during the deployement, I have all the network fields to fill. Which is not what I want.

    If I choose in VMware Studio "Set DHCP/Fixed/Transient IP address using IP Pools" with Transient/Fixed, I haven't to fill any network fields (apart from the usual one in vCD) but the vCD customization doesn't work and the VM is set with DHCP!!!

    Any idea how to get it to work with vCD?

    Regards,

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.07

    DB:3.07:Deploy An Ovf Template 97


    I am using the OVFTOOL as follows:

    ovftool myvm.ovf vi://DataCenter/192.168.XX.XX?ds=store

    Result:

    Opening OVF Source : myvm.ovf

    Error: Succes

    What does this mean?? =(

    DB:3.07:Deploy An Ovf Template 97

    it says " Failed to open OVF descriptor: Cannot read file: vmimage.ovf"

    do you have access to that file, premission to read it etc?

    eske

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.07

    DB:3.07:Ovftool Question z8



    Hi Folks,

    I am trying to use ovftool to convert a vmware image (consists of .vmx, .vmdk files) to ovf package, then convert ovf package back to vmware image. I was expecting that the result vmware image shall be identical or very similar to the original vmware image. However, it is not the case. Not only the result vmware image (especially the .vmx file) not the same as the original .vmx file; it failed when the result vmware image is used to clone VM instance. BTW, I was able to use the original vmware image to clone a VM.

    The ovftool commands I used are very basic, such as:

    # ovftool testvm.vmx myovf/myovf.ovf

    # ovftool myovf.ovf resultvm.vmx

    Did you see this problem before? or am I missing something?

    I am using ovftool version 3.5.2

    Thanks

    ZC.

    DB:3.07:Ovftool Question z8


    Hi Folks,

    I am trying to use ovftool to convert a vmware image (consists of .vmx, .vmdk files) to ovf package, then convert ovf package back to vmware image. I was expecting that the result vmware image shall be identical or very similar to the original vmware image. However, it is not the case. Not only the result vmware image (especially the .vmx file) not the same as the original .vmx file; it failed when the result vmware image is used to clone VM instance. BTW, I was able to use the original vmware image to clone a VM.

    The ovftool commands I used are very basic, such as:

    # ovftool testvm.vmx myovf/myovf.ovf

    # ovftool myovf.ovf resultvm.vmx

    Did you see this problem before? or am I missing something?

    I am using ovftool version 3.5.2

    Thanks

    ZC.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.06

    DB:3.06:How To Add Eula While Exporting A Custom Deployment In 4.0 Using Ovftool a8


    I created a custom server deployment on my ESX Server 4. I would like to now package it as an OVF for distribution.

    I installed ovftool on my host PC which has the VI Client software. I want to know how to add EULA license key to my OVF so that when distributed, customers would have to agree to the license agreement when deploying the OVF that I distribute.

    Thanks,

    DB:3.06:How To Add Eula While Exporting A Custom Deployment In 4.0 Using Ovftool a8

    I created a custom server deployment on my ESX Server 4. I would like to now package it as an OVF for distribution.

    I installed ovftool on my host PC which has the VI Client software. I want to know how to add EULA license key to my OVF so that when distributed, customers would have to agree to the license agreement when deploying the OVF that I distribute.

    Thanks,

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.06

    DB:3.06:How Do I Keep Vmxnet3 Nic Type When Exporting To Ovf/Ova pc



    Hi,

    I exported a VM from my ESXi 4.0.0 server using ovftool for Windows but the type of NIC seems to have been changed as part of the conversion. It was VMXNET3 on the host but ends up being VMXNET in the OVF.

    The export was done as follows..
    ovftool --eula@=c:\MyEULA --powerOffSource vi://root:password@esxi4_host/MyVapp d:\dev\vapps\

    DB:3.06:How Do I Keep Vmxnet3 Nic Type When Exporting To Ovf/Ova pc


    ovftool 2.1.0 on linux still drops the 3 when I export my VMs. Which version of ovftool has this issue fixed?

    Thanks!

    Tom.III

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.05

    DB:3.05:Importing Vmx Image 93


    Hi All,

    I'm new to all of this and am attempting to import an image from an external USB drive containing a VM image. On the USB drive . I have a fresh VM ESX 3.5 installation and need to get the image from the USB drive into/onto the VM Server. I have tried converting the .vmx file on the USB drive to a .ofv file using the ovftool command, but when attempting to import the newly created file I get the below error:

    An error occurred while parsing the OVF descriptor: Unable to parse xml element 'Envelope'

    Any suggestions/recommendations?

    Thank you!

    DY

    DB:3.05:Importing Vmx Image 93


    My apologies lamw. After playing with the utility I figured out what I was doing wrong. The conversion is still running, but this is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you again!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.05

    DB:3.05:No Support For The Virtual Hardware Device Type '7' sd



    Hello

    When using ovftool:

    # ovftool file.ova file

    Opening OVA source: file.ova

    The manifest validates

    Opening VMX target: file

    Error: OVF Package is not supported by target:

    - Line 60: OVF hardware element 'ResourceType' with instance ID '3': No support for the virtual hardware device type '7'.

    Completed with errors

    When trying to deploy ova via vCenter i got similar error:

    Details: Line 60: OVF hardware element Resource Type with instance ID 3. No support for the virtual hardware device type 7.

    When looking at the xml file i can see that device type 7 is related to the following:

    rasd:Address1/rasd:Address

    rasd:DescriptionVIRTIO Controller/rasd:Description

    rasd:ElementNameVIRTIOController 0/rasd:ElementName

    rasd:InstanceID3/rasd:InstanceID

    rasd:ResourceType7/rasd:ResourceType

    How can i make it working ?

    Is there any way to exclude that element from ova file ?

    Thanks,

    Michal

    DB:3.05:No Support For The Virtual Hardware Device Type '7' sd


    Hello

    When using ovftool:

    # ovftool file.ova file

    Opening OVA source: file.ova

    The manifest validates

    Opening VMX target: file

    Error: OVF Package is not supported by target:

    - Line 60: OVF hardware element 'ResourceType' with instance ID '3': No support for the virtual hardware device type '7'.

    Completed with errors

    When trying to deploy ova via vCenter i got similar error:

    Details: Line 60: OVF hardware element Resource Type with instance ID 3. No support for the virtual hardware device type 7.

    When looking at the xml file i can see that device type 7 is related to the following:

    rasd:Address1/rasd:Address

    rasd:DescriptionVIRTIO Controller/rasd:Description

    rasd:ElementNameVIRTIOController 0/rasd:ElementName

    rasd:InstanceID3/rasd:InstanceID

    rasd:ResourceType7/rasd:ResourceType

    How can i make it working ?

    Is there any way to exclude that element from ova file ?

    Thanks,

    Michal

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.04

    DB:3.04:Error Deploying Ovf File Created With Ovftool 1.0 Vmware Converter 4.0.1. Please Help jp



    I converted a Virtual Machine installed on a ESX 3.5 server to a virtual

    appliance (*.ovf ) file using the OVFTOOL1.0.Now I am trying to

    convert this virtual appliance to deploy as a virtual machine on a

    different ESX server using same converter 4.0.1 and it is not working.

    I get following error

    Error: Failed to clone disk C:\Documents and

    Settings\*\Desktop\*\viso.vmdk on the virtual machine 'viso'.

    If I try

    importing the same virtual appliance viso.ovf file with VMware Infrastructure client 2.5 I get

    the following error "An

    error occured while parsing the OVF descriptor: Unable to parse xml element 'Envelop'"

    Please suggest what might be wrong. I am stuck and need help. I will need to make the VM from OVF file with Any UI Deployer

    Thanks,

    Lachi

    DB:3.04:Error Deploying Ovf File Created With Ovftool 1.0 Vmware Converter 4.0.1. Please Help jp

    Hi Lachi,

    Thanks for letting us know. Good to know that it works without the VPN

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.04

    DB:3.04:Invalid Value '1.0' For Attribute 'Version' On Element 'Envelope' xf



    I have an OVF from VirtualBox that I want to import into VMware Workstation 6.5.2 (linux). The first thing I noticed was that there is no 'Import' option in the File menu of VMware 6.5.2 for linux. So, I ran the ovf file through ovftool. ovftool reported an error when converting:

    ~/tmp] ovftool foo.ovf ~/tmp/convert/foo.vmx

    Opening OVF source: foo.ovf

    Warning: No manifest file

    Opening VMX target: foo.vmx

    Error:

    - Line 2: Invalid value '1.0' for attribute 'version' on element 'Envelope'.

    ~/tmp]

    This particular OVF was created with VirtualBox 2.2.4. Both support ovf 1.0, right? Output of line 2 ...

    ~/tmp] sed -n 2p foo.ovf

    Ideas?

    DB:3.04:Invalid Value '1.0' For Attribute 'Version' On Element 'Envelope' xf


    Indeed. What a mess. I exported an ovf using VBox 3.0 and ran it through ovftool and got some nasty output:

    ] ovftool akm.ovf vmware/akm.vmx

    Opening OVF source: akm.ovf

    Warning: No manifest file

    Opening VMX target: vmware/akm.vmx

    Error:

    - Line 8: Unsupported value 'http://www.vmware.com/specifications/vmdk.html#sparse' for attribute 'format' on element 'Disk'.

    - Line 33: Unsupported element 'Description'

    - Line 41: Unsupported element 'Description'

    - Line 44: Unsupported element 'AllocationUnits'

    - Line 50: Unsupported element 'Description'

    - Line 53: Unsupported element 'ResourceSubType'

    - Line 54: Unsupported element 'Address'

    - Line 59: Unsupported element 'Description'

    - Line 62: Unsupported element 'AutomaticAllocation'

    - Line 63: Unsupported element 'AddressOnParent'

    - Line 70: Unsupported element 'ResourceSubType'

    - Line 71: Unsupported element 'AutomaticAllocation'

    - Line 72: Unsupported element 'Connection'

    - Line 77: Unsupported element 'Description'

    - Line 80: Unsupported element 'Address'

    - Line 85: Unsupported element 'Description'

    - Line 88: Unsupported element 'HostResource'

    - Line 89: Unsupported element 'Parent'

    - Line 90: Unsupported element 'AddressOnParent'

    - Line 95: Unsupported element 'Description'

    - Line 98: Unsupported element 'AutomaticAllocation'

    - Line 99: Unsupported element 'Parent'

    - Line 100: Unsupported element 'AddressOnParent'

    I'll stick to 0.9 legacy for now. Hopefully they can get this sorted. I'll post it to their user community too. Thanks for your help, Eske.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.03

    DB:3.03:Importing Ovf To Workstation 8 Not Working 1x



    Each search for my question leads me here; I found a similar issue, but have been getting consistent failures.

    I have a server VM that is in ESXi 4.1.0 502767 that I have exported to OVF Template using vSphere 5.0, then either directly in VMware Workstation 8.0.1 528992 or using ovftool 2.1.0 (build-467744) I get failures. The first failure was "target does not support CPU validation".

    Following a thread I found in this list, I attempted to comment out the CpuCompatibilitySection and deleting the .mf file. This resulted in a parse error.

    My next attempt was to simply delete the CpuCompatibilitySection from the .ovf file, which it appeared to do something, created a .vmx file and reported successful completion, but when trying to open the .vmx file, I get an internal error.

    I also tried to do an open of the ovf file with Workstation and it appears to complete, but fails on open with again an internal error.

    I've restarted Workstation and tried to open the ovf file, which appeared to complete. Including the ovftool.log and what appears to be the session log.

    I'm running VMware Workstation on an HP xw6600 workstation with 8G under Windows 7 Enterprise x64.

    The goal is to export a copy of a production VM server to workstation to test a software upgrade locally as I have in the past.

    If there is a better way to get a copy to my workstation, please direct me to the appropriate how-to references.

    Thanks!

    --alan

    DB:3.03:Importing Ovf To Workstation 8 Not Working 1x


    Here's the ovf of one of the VMs I'm having problems with. There are 2 that are giving me the same type of problems.

    Thanks!

    --alan

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.02

    DB:3.02:Ovf Tool Fails To Install Under Linux Ubuntu 9.10 3c


    Tried installing the OVF Tool for 32 bit under Ubuntu 9.10 but got the following error.

    ./VMware-ovftool-2.0.1-260188-lin.i386.sh

    ./VMware-ovftool-2.0.1-260188-lin.i386.sh: line 108: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'

    ./VMware-ovftool-2.0.1-260188-lin.i386.sh: line 108: `lt;htmlgt;'

    DB:3.02:Ovf Tool Fails To Install Under Linux Ubuntu 9.10 3c


    3rd times a charm. Checksum was incorrect. Download was sucessful on 3rd attempt.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.01

    DB:3.01:Packaging From Vmx To Ovf Removes Information zk


    Hello,

    After conversion from VMX to OVF (vmplayer use) , the OVF file does not include the information for "Network Config/Setup Type" and "Shared Folders".

    Because of that, Shared Folders need to be added and network interface set to NAT on VMplayer run-time. I am unable to find any such parameters in VMware and OVF-Specs documentations.

    Here are the relevant details from VMX file:

    Network Connections:

    ethernet0.present = "TRUE"

    ethernet0.connectionType = "nat"

    Shared Folders:

    sharedFolder0.present = "TRUE"

    sharedFolder0.enabled = "TRUE"

    sharedFolder0.readAccess = "TRUE"

    sharedFolder0.writeAccess = "TRUE"

    sharedFolder0.hostPath = "Z:\"

    sharedFolder0.guestName = "Z-Drive"

    Any help appreciated.

    Thanks.

    DB:3.01:Packaging From Vmx To Ovf Removes Information zk

    it is not so easy to "just" define resource types. Resource types are also defined as a std and in this case ShardedFolder is not a "device"/hardware item so I would be needed to define somewhere else.

    Each vendor can use the resourceType=0 (==other) and then use subresourceType to define a different type. We do this for soundcards and other items.

    I atm working on a method to define some of the features we need to support but I'm still in the planning

    So to answer you question: There are no resourceType for "Shared Folders" because it is not a device and atm we do not support on setting this in a OVF file but we are working on it.

    eske

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.01

    DB:3.01:Ovftool: How To Add Description While Exporting A Vm As Ovf File dp



    I am using OVFTool to export a VM as an OVF file. I want to know if there is any way to add description during export. I can add EULA and other stuff but i am stuck at description.

    Adding description is easy via vSphere client but i OVFTool doesn't seem to have such a provision. Any advice would be greatly helpful.

    Regards.

    DB:3.01:Ovftool: How To Add Description While Exporting A Vm As Ovf File dp


    I am using OVFTool to export a VM as an OVF file. I want to know if there is any way to add description during export. I can add EULA and other stuff but i am stuck at description.

    Adding description is easy via vSphere client but i OVFTool doesn't seem to have such a provision. Any advice would be greatly helpful.

    Regards.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.01

    DB:3.01:Unable To Convert .Vmx To .Ovf 3m



    HI

    I got Workstation 7.1.5

    I want to migrate my VM on to Esxi5.5

    I tried to convert .vmx to .ovf with Command (ovftool E:\VM\VM4\VM4.vmx E:\OVF\OVF4\VM4.ovf)

    But its failing with error :

    C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Toolovftool E:\VM\VM4\VM4.vmx E:\OVF\OVF4\VM

    4.ovf

    Opening VMX source: E:\VM\VM4\VM4.vmx

    Error: Failed to open disk: Windows Server 2008 x64-cl2.vmdk

    Completed with errors

    DB:3.01:Unable To Convert .Vmx To .Ovf 3m


    HI

    I got Workstation 7.1.5

    I want to migrate my VM on to Esxi5.5

    I tried to convert .vmx to .ovf with Command (ovftool E:\VM\VM4\VM4.vmx E:\OVF\OVF4\VM4.ovf)

    But its failing with error :

    C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Toolovftool E:\VM\VM4\VM4.vmx E:\OVF\OVF4\VM

    4.ovf

    Opening VMX source: E:\VM\VM4\VM4.vmx

    Error: Failed to open disk: Windows Server 2008 x64-cl2.vmdk

    Completed with errors

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.01

    DB:3.01:Ovftool - Resource Switch Not Working. az



    Hi,

    Thanks in advance for any help that can be given with this, Have been looking at rolling out .ovf VM's as part of a automation project. What we are trying to do is roll out two servers to a specific datacentre, cluster, host and Resource pool.

    Script below is what we are using, it works perfectly to roll out a VM but this will only be in the root of the Datacentre.

    C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Toolovftool -tt=vi -st=ovf --lax -n=Test --datastore=VMWARE --network="VLAN" --powerOn "Full UNC path of .ovf" "vi://Domain%5cUSER:Password@vsphere/DATACENTRE/host/Development/FULL HOST NAME/"

    But when I add in the switch for Resource and the required Resource pool as seen below:

    C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Toolovftool -tt=vi -st=ovf --lax -n=Test --datastore=VMWARE --network="VLAN" --powerOn "Full UNC path of .ovf" "vi://Domain%5cUSER:Password@vsphere/DATACENTRE/host/Development/FULL HOST NAME/Resources/Dev"

    It give the following error:

    Opening OVF source: Full UNC path of .ovf.ovf

    Opening VI target: "vi://Domain%5cUSER:Password@vsphere/DATACENTRE/host/Development/FULL HOST NAME/Resources/Dev"

    Error: No target host found in cluster that supports the chosen network/datastore/virtual hardware combination.

    Possible completions:

    ESXHOST 01

    ESXHOST 02

    ESXHOST 03

    using OVFtool 3.5 with VMWare 5.0

    See attached image for layout of vCentre

    any help would be much appreciated.

    DB:3.01:Ovftool - Resource Switch Not Working. az


    Hi,

    Thanks in advance for any help that can be given with this, Have been looking at rolling out .ovf VM's as part of a automation project. What we are trying to do is roll out two servers to a specific datacentre, cluster, host and Resource pool.

    Script below is what we are using, it works perfectly to roll out a VM but this will only be in the root of the Datacentre.

    C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Toolovftool -tt=vi -st=ovf --lax -n=Test --datastore=VMWARE --network="VLAN" --powerOn "Full UNC path of .ovf" "vi://Domain%5cUSER:Password@vsphere/DATACENTRE/host/Development/FULL HOST NAME/"

    But when I add in the switch for Resource and the required Resource pool as seen below:

    C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Toolovftool -tt=vi -st=ovf --lax -n=Test --datastore=VMWARE --network="VLAN" --powerOn "Full UNC path of .ovf" "vi://Domain%5cUSER:Password@vsphere/DATACENTRE/host/Development/FULL HOST NAME/Resources/Dev"

    It give the following error:

    Opening OVF source: Full UNC path of .ovf.ovf

    Opening VI target: "vi://Domain%5cUSER:Password@vsphere/DATACENTRE/host/Development/FULL HOST NAME/Resources/Dev"

    Error: No target host found in cluster that supports the chosen network/datastore/virtual hardware combination.

    Possible completions:

    ESXHOST 01

    ESXHOST 02

    ESXHOST 03

    using OVFtool 3.5 with VMWare 5.0

    See attached image for layout of vCentre

    any help would be much appreciated.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.01

    DB:3.01:How To Deploy Ovf File In Vcenter Esxi Server Using Ovftool ?? kd



    Trying to deploy ovf file using ovftool.exe from the commandline and facing the below mentioned problem.

    C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Tool.\ovftool.exe --diskMode=thin --datastor

    DB:3.01:How To Deploy Ovf File In Vcenter Esxi Server Using Ovftool ?? kd


    Still facing the same issue..

    Here are my system details and can anyone provide with the exact command to deploy ovf

    My vcenter ndcame is "WIN-1VPBHEDRE5"

    My datacenter name is "dc1"

    My ESXi host is "10.110.209.214"

    C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Tool.\ovftool.exe --lax --diskMode=thin --da

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.99

    DB:2.99:No Local Configuration Options In .Ovftool zd



    Hello:

    I am working in a Windows environment with ovftool 3.01.

    When running the ovftool in a directory that contains an ovf and a .ovftool file, the ovftool does not seem to pick up the local configuration file.

    ovftool --help config

    This will show as "Currently no local configuration options in .ovftool"

    I have tried a number of permutations: ".ovftool", "name.ovftool", even "ovftool.cfg" on the off chance it is looking for the global name.

    But none of these options work.

    When I move the file to C:\Documents and Settings\$USERNAME\VMware\ovftool.cfg, which makes it global, it works just fine. So, I know the file is working.

    But I am managing dozens of unique OVAs, and so having the local configuration option would be most helpful.

    Am I misnaming the local config? Or is this a known bug or linux-only feature?

    Thanks,

    Andrew

    DB:2.99:No Local Configuration Options In .Ovftool zd


    Bumping this thread. I am still having this issue any updates?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.99

    DB:2.99:Conversion Chart? 1k



    Hello, I have been using VMWare for some time now, but new to this conversion tool and vCloud. My current dilemma is getting a VMWare player VMX converted so I can upload it to vCloud. Seemed straightforward, but every time I convert it and then try to upload it to vCloud, I get a virtual system in the ovf file being uploaded requires unrecognized virtual hardware version I have other platforms to move from as well- I hope this forum will get me where I need to be with those instances, but this error doesn't show when I search the forum. I assume that either I need a switch in there when running ovftool, or you simply can't convert a Player file into an OVF. I am testing the stand-alone convertor, stepping the output file down to VMX-9 to see if this will help. ...I notice there are a lot of questions about getting from one platform and format to another. Is there no chart somewhere with all of this info in it? That is, FROM platform on X axis, TO platform on Y axis, Yes/no/details/link to more info/etc in cells as appropriate? I was not able to find one.

    Seems like we could use that... I have a very light team running the vCloud and they just aren't there for me with the conversion work I need to do- and that work is essentially all I need to do on the maintenance side of the fence. Plowing through all of the manuals and becoming an expert in what I need to do is also not an option...

    DB:2.99:Conversion Chart? 1k


    ok, got it. OVFTool can't directly convert a VMWare player VMX to an OVF which can be run on vCloud (or maybe my VM is a special case) I had to convert it to VMX-9 using VMWare vCenter Standalone Convertor Then convert it to OVF using OVFTool, And once I did that it will upload and run on vCloud

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.98

    DB:2.98:Trying To Convert Virtualbox Ovf 8p


    I'm trying to convert an VirtualBox OVF that we had prepared to use in a ESX environment, but am recieving errors. First off, I just want to make sure we are able to do this and secondly if anyone is able to help me resolve the errors.

    Initiall I received the following errors. This is trying to do a conversion directly on the ovf I was given.

    E:\Documents and Settings\user\Desktopgt;ovftool debian-server-32bit.ovf debian-s erver-32bit.vmx Opening OVF source: debian-server-32bit.ovf Warning: No manifest file Opening VMX target: debian-server-32bit.vmx Error: - Line 8: Unsupported value 'http://www.vmware.com/specifications/vmdk.html#spa rse' for attribute 'format' on element 'Disk'. - Line 37: Unsupported element 'Description' - Line 45: Unsupported element 'Description' - Line 48: Unsupported element 'AllocationUnits' - Line 54: Unsupported element 'Description' - Line 57: Unsupported element 'ResourceSubType' - Line 58: Unsupported element 'Address' - Line 63: Unsupported element 'Description' - Line 66: Unsupported element 'AutomaticAllocation' - Line 67: Unsupported element 'AddressOnParent' - Line 74: Unsupported element 'ResourceSubType' - Line 75: Unsupported element 'AutomaticAllocation' - Line 76: Unsupported element 'Connection' - Line 81: Unsupported element 'Description' - Line 84: Unsupported element 'Address' - Line 89: Unsupported element 'Description' - Line 92: Unsupported element 'ResourceSubType' - Line 93: Unsupported element 'AutomaticAllocation' - Line 94: Unsupported element 'AddressOnParent' - Line 99: Unsupported element 'Description' - Line 102: Unsupported element 'HostResource' - Line 103: Unsupported element 'Parent' - Line 104: Unsupported element 'AddressOnParent' - Line 109: Unsupported element 'Description' - Line 112: Unsupported element 'AutomaticAllocation' - Line 113: Unsupported element 'Parent' - Line 114: Unsupported element 'AddressOnParent'

    After this I tried importing into VirtualBox and then exporting will checking the use Legacy OVF setting. Which resulted in the following error:

    E:\Documents and Settings\user\My Documentsgt;ovftool "Debian Server (32bit).ovf" ian-server-32bit.vmx Opening OVF source: Debian Server (32bit).ovf Opening VMX target: ian-server-32bit.vmx Error: - Line 82: OVF hardware element 'ResourceType' with instance ID '7': No support for the virtual hardware device type '35'.

    DB:2.98:Trying To Convert Virtualbox Ovf 8p


    ahh sorry forgot about this. it should read:

    ovf:format="http://www.vmware.com/interfaces/specifications/vmdk.html#streamOptimized"

    eske

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.98

    DB:2.98:Problem While Running Ovftool Against Virtual Center x1


    Hi,

    I am facing problems trying to import an ovf file using the vmware ovftool to the Virtual Center from the command line.

    I have a Virtual Center with 3 ESX hosts regsistered.

    From the command line,

    if i execute something like this,

    ovfTool.exe "C:\Documents and Settings\dev\Desktop\ovfStore\vmx_to_ovf1.ovf" "vi://[username:password@10.0.0.69/DC/host/10.0.0.199?name=vmx_from_ovfdatastore=NFS|http://username:password@10.0.0.69/DC/host/10.0.0.199?name=vmx_from_ovfdatastore=NFS]"

    where

    DC = DataCenter Name

    10.0.0.69 = VC's IP

    10.0.0.199 = One of the ESX hosts registered on VC

    NFS = name of the datastore attached to the ESX host.

    it fails and a warning like this is reported also

    (vim.fault.OvfElementInvalidVa

    lue) {

    dynamicType = lt;unsetgt;,

    faultCause = (vmodl.MethodFault) null,

    lineNumber = 86,

    name = "Connection",

    value = "New Switch",

    msg = "",

    }

    But if i remove the datastore from the destination url, it works pretty fine,

    as in if i execute

    ovfTool.exe "C:\Documents and Settings\dev\Desktop\ovfStore\vmx_to_ovf1.ovf" "vi://[username:password@10.0.0.69/DC/host/10.0.0.199?name=vmx_from_ovf|http://username:password@10.0.0.69/DC/host/10.0.0.199?name=vmx_from_ovf]"

    the import happens perfectly well.

    Besides there is no problem when i execute these commands against an ESX host..

    Import happens perfectly well even if i mention a datastore or not..It

    is just that things aren't working against the VC when i mention the

    datastore's name in the url.

    Does any of you have an idea why this is happening?

    Thanks in advance...

    Regards,

    N Jain

    DB:2.98:Problem While Running Ovftool Against Virtual Center x1

    njain, there are certain findings that i made with regards to the working of the ovftool..

    With ESX, the ovftool works fine. No matter which NFS datastore i make a mention of in the command, the import happens properly.. And for a Virtual Center, for the first host registered with the same, things are working fine.

    Is VmWare coming out with a new version of the ovftool tool which takes care of import properly?.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.97

    DB:2.97:Cannot Convert An Other26xlinux-64 Guest From Vmx To Ovf sj



    I'm not sure if this is a bug or I'm missing something, but if I create a VMX using the "Other 2.6.x Linux (64-bit)" guest type (so that guestOS is "other26xlinux-64"), and then convert it to OVF via ovftool (I tried 1.0 and 2.1.0, both on Linux), the resulting XML seems wrong:

    OperatingSystemSection ovf:id="1" vmw:osType="*other26xLinux64Guest"

    Note the id of 1, and the asterisk before the osType string. When importing the resuting OVF (ESXi vSphere 4.1.0), the guest ends up as "Other (32-bit)", which is incorrect, but more significantly can't even boot until I change it manually to a 64-bit type.

    I was expecting the OVF to contain:

    OperatingSystemSection ovf:id="100" vmw:osType="other26xLinux64Guest"

    Hand-editing the OVF to fix up the XML works fine, and I could do some sed magic to automate all this, but I'm wondering if there is a reason for this, or a more proper fix?

    Thanks a lot for any help

    DB:2.97:Cannot Convert An Other26xlinux-64 Guest From Vmx To Ovf sj


    I'm not sure if this is a bug or I'm missing something, but if I create a VMX using the "Other 2.6.x Linux (64-bit)" guest type (so that guestOS is "other26xlinux-64"), and then convert it to OVF via ovftool (I tried 1.0 and 2.1.0, both on Linux), the resulting XML seems wrong:

    OperatingSystemSection ovf:id="1" vmw:osType="*other26xLinux64Guest"

    Note the id of 1, and the asterisk before the osType string. When importing the resuting OVF (ESXi vSphere 4.1.0), the guest ends up as "Other (32-bit)", which is incorrect, but more significantly can't even boot until I change it manually to a 64-bit type.

    I was expecting the OVF to contain:

    OperatingSystemSection ovf:id="100" vmw:osType="other26xLinux64Guest"

    Hand-editing the OVF to fix up the XML works fine, and I could do some sed magic to automate all this, but I'm wondering if there is a reason for this, or a more proper fix?

    Thanks a lot for any help

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.97

    DB:2.97:Ovf Tool For Ubuntu 10.04 Server am



    I have downloaded OVF tool 2.0.1 and installed in Ubuntu server 10.04 LTS version. But when I am trying to convert a .vmx to .ovf , its getting failed, I have all the files (.vmx, .vmfx, .vhdk) . Can you please let me know that does OVF tool supports Ubuntu 10.04 server edition. If not, then any other version of OVF Tool which support the same.

    Utpal

    DB:2.97:Ovf Tool For Ubuntu 10.04 Server am


    Accornding to me , it will support, long back i tried its worked.

    http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/ovf/ovf10/ovftool_10_userguide.pdf.

    just go through the link .

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.97

    DB:2.97:Ova Vs Ovf In Ovftool c3



    Hi all,

    I am trying to implement an OVF support for some virtualization software, which is using raw images for disks. I use qemu-img to convert raw images to vmdk format. Then I use ovftool to convert ovf file into vmware instance.

    When the file I have is a simple ovf descriptor + manifest + disk - all is fine, it works even if I'm using qemu-img without "compat6" option

    When the disk is compressed or the OVF package is packed into OVA - there are errors being thrown. Moreover when I create OVA package with no disk, the conversion works.

    Here is the fragment of results for the OVA file:

    Writing VMX file: test_ova.vmx
    [2011-10-03 16:34:35.685 7F097D2C1720 verbose 'ovftool'] Using file size as progress measure
    Disk progress: 0%[2011-10-03 16:34:35.685 7F097D2C1720 verbose 'ovftool'] Ovf::GetFileSource as StreamVmdk failed. Exception: Cannot open disk source: Not a supported disk format (sparse VMDK version too old)
    Disk Transfer Failed
    Error: Failed to open source disk: 3f66f54d-a9fa-4aa8-806d-d757d6f34a59.disk0.vmdk
    [2011-10-03 16:34:35.685 7F097D2C1720 verbose 'ovftool'] Backtrace:
    [00] rip 00007f09767453e4
    [01] rip 00007f09765e99d4
    [02] rip 00007f097658e038
    [03] rip 00000000004fef51
    [04] rip 000000000054aaa5
    [05] rip 000000000054ae78
    [06] rip 000000000049c41a
    [07] rip 00007f0974e62c4d
    [08] rip 000000000047ec7a

    [2011-10-03 16:34:35.685 7F097D2C1720 verbose 'ovftool'] Deleting file: ./test_ova-disk1.vmdk

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.96

    DB:2.96:Ovftool "Locator Does Not Refer To An Object" m3



    I am trying to create an OVF from a vm in vsphere - I'm running ovftool on a linux machine, and using the following syntax (I got this from the ovftool users guide):

    ovftool username@myvcenter.aaa.com/"datacenter name"/vm/vmname /local/path/tostoreit/vnname.ovf

    It prompts for a password, I enter the password, and it comes back with:

    Opening VI source: vi://username@myvcenter.aaa.com/datacenter name/vmnameError: Locator does not refer to an object:vi://username@myvcenter.aaa.com/datacenter name/vmname

    Incidentally, I get the exact same error when I try using the mac version of ovftool, and the windows version.

    Please help - I know this should work. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong, but I have to get this working pretty fast.

    Thank you!!

    DB:2.96:Ovftool "Locator Does Not Refer To An Object" m3


    Thank you for that "smart help guide". That showed me what the problem was. The virtual machine was outside of the "discovered virtual machines" folder.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.95

    DB:2.95:Esxi 4.1 - Ovf Howto x3



    Hi there

    How do I create an ovf file out of a VM that is sitting on my ESXi 4.1 home server ?

    In the past i used the converter but then I was with the Workstation to ESXi conversion.

    Now I need to transfer a VM from one ESXi 4.1 to another ESXi or to any other hypervisor.

    I tried this:

    $ovftool "vi://root@192.168.X.XXX?ds=[datastore1]test-vm/test-vm.vmx" /home/ovfs/test1.ovf

    But it returns the following error:

    Error: Datacenter object not found

    I should probably mention my ESXi 4.1 is a standalone and not licenced server (No Vsphere).

    It's just a home machine.

    Reagrds

    Peter

    DB:2.95:Esxi 4.1 - Ovf Howto x3


    here there a step by step ... http://mrpointy.wordpress.com/2010/07/11/vsphere-ovf-tool/

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.92

    DB:2.92:Mac Ovftool Not Working 9p



    When I try to fun ovftool from the terminal I get the error message

    'ovftool: command not found'

    i.e. m'ovftool Photo_[Work]/VirtualBoxMachines/copyxp\ Base\ V.vmx Photo_[Work]/VBConversions/xpvb.ovf'

    ???

    Thanks.

    Pedro

    DB:2.92:Mac Ovftool Not Working 9p


    missing ovftool in the path.

    either add

    "/Applications/VMware\ OVF\ Tool/" to your path or

    use

    "/Applications/VMware\ OVF\ Tool/ovftool" direct

    /eske

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.92

    DB:2.92:New Blog Entry About Deploying A Ovf (Ova) Using Ovftool 89


    Rene posted a nice blog entry about using ovftool to deploy an OVA.

    http://blogs.vmware.com/vapp/2009/07/commandline-ovf-deployments-.html

    eske

    DB:2.92:New Blog Entry About Deploying A Ovf (Ova) Using Ovftool 89

    Rene posted a nice blog entry about using ovftool to deploy an OVA.

    http://blogs.vmware.com/vapp/2009/07/commandline-ovf-deployments-.html

    eske

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.92

    DB:2.92:From A Vbox Ovf 0.9 To Vmware Image With 2 Harddisks 8p



    Hi everyone,

    I am trying to convert a VirtualBox 3.1.4 image with 2 harddisks with OVFTool 1.00 x64 linux.

    ~/VirtualBox$ ovftool --noDisks SDM-MANAGER.ovf SDM-MANAGER.vmx

    Opening OVF source: SDM-MANAGER.ovf

    Opening VMX target: SDM-MANAGER.vmx

    Error:

    - '3' of device 'vim.vm.device.VirtualIDEController' was found. Only '2' allowed

    I cannot seem to find the solution for the problem. Could anyone help me on this?

    I have added the ovf file to the post!

    Kind Regards,

    Jeroen van de Hoef

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.92

    DB:2.92:Ovftool Fails In Converting An Ova File Into Vmx 3k



    OVFTool fails with manifest issue of ova format, enclosed the command used and the output

    ovftool C:\DevVM\Appliance\TestDev.ova C:\DevVM\TestDev\TestDev.vmx

    Opening OVA source: C:\DevVM\Appliance\TestDev.ova
    Opening VMX target: C:\DevVM\TestDev\TestDev.vmx
    Writing VMX file: C:\DevVM\TestDev\TstDev.vmx
    Disk Transfer Failed
    Error: SHA1 digest of file TestDev-disk1.vmdk does not match manifest

    I am using VMware ovftool 2.0.1 (build-260188). Any help and/or pointers appreciated. Thanks.

    DB:2.92:Ovftool Fails In Converting An Ova File Into Vmx 3k


    To uncompress OVA you may need a tool, if you donot master tar params. Try ARK in Linux or winrar in Windows. That did the trick for me.

    Then you get a directory with one or more files, one being an OVF.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.92

    DB:2.92:Converting Ova To Ovf 1d



    Hello Community,

    My first discussion here.

    I'm trying to convert and OVA to OVF. I'm using a tool called OVFtool.

    When I run it I don't get any errors but I don't see the resulting OVF or any ever file for that matter.

    I would attach the file but its slightly bigger than maximum limit allow. Therefore, please link

    Cisco Systems

    Can someone please help me.

    Regards

    Carlton

    DB:2.92:Converting Ova To Ovf 1d


    I just took a look at the OFV file, and from what I understand the appliance is intended to be deployed from vCenter Server rather than on a host directly. It requires several settings to be configured in the deployment wizard. You might be able to remove the appropriate lines from the OFV file, but this would likely end up in an unusable deployment!?

    Andr

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.91

    DB:2.91:Move Virtual Machine From Workstation 9 To Workstation 7 3a



    Hello Everyone,

    I created a virtual machine (PBX) on VMWare Workstation 9 and I need to move it to Workstation 7.1. I tried creating a ovf file using ovftool but I could not expand the ovf on the 7.1 side. Anything else I can do to move the machine over?

    Thanks for your time.

    Martin

    DB:2.91:Move Virtual Machine From Workstation 9 To Workstation 7 3a


    Thanks Andre,

    The solution was to downgrade the compatibility mode.

    Martin

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.91

    DB:2.91:Ovftool Vmodl.Fault aj



    Hello!

    Sorry for the newbie question. But I'm not sure how to get started.

    Currently I have a server running Linux with VM workstation 8.0.3

    I moved one of my session from the linux server to my desktop and converted it to *.ovf with VM workstation 8.0.4 build 744019

    I am trying to move my sessions to ESXi 3.5 and have found that I need the ovftool. Somewhere I read that ESXi 3.5 only supports ovf files that are version 0.9 but 1.0 is backwards comparable. I managed to find VMware-ovftool-1.0.0-166674-win.i386 and gave it a try. Several hours later I gave up.

    While I was searching for solutions to my problems with ovftool-1.0 I found that ovftool-3.0.1 should work as well.

    That is where I am now.

    C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Toolovftool.exe -ds=datastore2 "C:\Users\ron\Desktop\CorpVM\Puff Corporate VM.ovf" vi://root@192.168.1.30

    DB:2.91:Ovftool Vmodl.Fault aj


    Hello!

    Sorry for the newbie question. But I'm not sure how to get started.

    Currently I have a server running Linux with VM workstation 8.0.3

    I moved one of my session from the linux server to my desktop and converted it to *.ovf with VM workstation 8.0.4 build 744019

    I am trying to move my sessions to ESXi 3.5 and have found that I need the ovftool. Somewhere I read that ESXi 3.5 only supports ovf files that are version 0.9 but 1.0 is backwards comparable. I managed to find VMware-ovftool-1.0.0-166674-win.i386 and gave it a try. Several hours later I gave up.

    While I was searching for solutions to my problems with ovftool-1.0 I found that ovftool-3.0.1 should work as well.

    That is where I am now.

    C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Toolovftool.exe -ds=datastore2 "C:\Users\ron\Desktop\CorpVM\Puff Corporate VM.ovf" vi://root@192.168.1.30

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.91

    DB:2.91:Linux Ovftool 3.5.0 - Errored With "Lost Connection" pz



    Greetings

    We have developed a perlscript in Linux that uses ovftools to deploy our VMs onto a vCenter installation. We recently tried this on a new customers lab and ran into a weird error not seen before. The issue is when ovftool is called to deploy the VM it starts fine and a see the VM created in vCenterbut after a period of time I have seen a couple different errors:One time the error was:

    mtc@orchestrator-vm-pristine:~$ ovftool --noSSLVerify --net:'data=data' --net:'ipc=ipc' --net:'mgmt=mgmt' --datastore='datastore1 (4)' --name='vmme01-mgmt-1' --machineOutput "/usr/local/epc/data/working/b98d9334-c966-4ff8-a2d3-ab8bcff6a3d8/epc-os-mgmt-vm/epc-os-mgmt-vm.ovf" vi://Administrator%40vSphere.local:WaffleMan5000%21@10.30.0.130/MTS-MME-LAB/host/side-1/10.30.0.79MANIFEST+ ManifestValidate valid="true"/PROGRESSERROR+ Errors+ Error+ Typeovftool.abort/Type+ LocalizedMsg+ Execution aborted+ /LocalizedMsg+ /Error+ /Errors/usr/bin/ovftool: line 23: 2288 Segmentation fault (core dumped) "$OVFTOOL_BIN" "$@"mtc@orchestrator-vm-pristine:~$ ovftool -vVMware ovftool 3.5.0 (build-1274719)

    After trying a couple different times I started seeing a different error, Type Lost connection /Type. This all works fine in other installations so there is something unique to this install. Is there a document that describes the packet flow and setup for ovftoolspushing the ovf/ova's out to the host? Were are logs stored to be able to track down the issue?ThanksEric Wolf

    DB:2.91:Linux Ovftool 3.5.0 - Errored With "Lost Connection" pz


    Greetings

    We have developed a perlscript in Linux that uses ovftools to deploy our VMs onto a vCenter installation. We recently tried this on a new customers lab and ran into a weird error not seen before. The issue is when ovftool is called to deploy the VM it starts fine and a see the VM created in vCenterbut after a period of time I have seen a couple different errors:One time the error was:

    mtc@orchestrator-vm-pristine:~$ ovftool --noSSLVerify --net:'data=data' --net:'ipc=ipc' --net:'mgmt=mgmt' --datastore='datastore1 (4)' --name='vmme01-mgmt-1' --machineOutput "/usr/local/epc/data/working/b98d9334-c966-4ff8-a2d3-ab8bcff6a3d8/epc-os-mgmt-vm/epc-os-mgmt-vm.ovf" vi://Administrator%40vSphere.local:WaffleMan5000%21@10.30.0.130/MTS-MME-LAB/host/side-1/10.30.0.79MANIFEST+ ManifestValidate valid="true"/PROGRESSERROR+ Errors+ Error+ Typeovftool.abort/Type+ LocalizedMsg+ Execution aborted+ /LocalizedMsg+ /Error+ /Errors/usr/bin/ovftool: line 23: 2288 Segmentation fault (core dumped) "$OVFTOOL_BIN" "$@"mtc@orchestrator-vm-pristine:~$ ovftool -vVMware ovftool 3.5.0 (build-1274719)

    After trying a couple different times I started seeing a different error, Type Lost connection /Type. This all works fine in other installations so there is something unique to this install. Is there a document that describes the packet flow and setup for ovftoolspushing the ovf/ova's out to the host? Were are logs stored to be able to track down the issue?ThanksEric Wolf

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.91

    DB:2.91:Import Ova Into Vcloud 1.5 Using Ovftool 3.0.1 As A Vm With Ovf Properties. 38



    Hi All,

    When importing OVF using ovftool I see 2 VMs being created, one under catalog and other under "My Cloud" vApps, how can I control this feature?

    My goal is to import OVF/OVA into vCloud as a vAPP VM, and configure OVF properties during the process.

    Command:

    ovftool --net:"eth0=10.194.191.x" --acceptAllEulas VM1.ovf "vcloud://user:password@my-cloud.external.com:443/?org=labvapp=VM102vdc=lab_datacentercatalog=Linux"

    Q1) how can I controle the import to be catalog or VM?

    Q2) Will this work with OVA? I tried it but no luck?

    Thanks for your help

    DB:2.91:Import Ova Into Vcloud 1.5 Using Ovftool 3.0.1 As A Vm With Ovf Properties. 38


    Hi All,

    When importing OVF using ovftool I see 2 VMs being created, one under catalog and other under "My Cloud" vApps, how can I control this feature?

    My goal is to import OVF/OVA into vCloud as a vAPP VM, and configure OVF properties during the process.

    Command:

    ovftool --net:"eth0=10.194.191.x" --acceptAllEulas VM1.ovf "vcloud://user:password@my-cloud.external.com:443/?org=labvapp=VM102vdc=lab_datacentercatalog=Linux"

    Q1) how can I controle the import to be catalog or VM?

    Q2) Will this work with OVA? I tried it but no luck?

    Thanks for your help

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.89

    DB:2.89:Ovf Tool Fails On Device Paths 7d



    "A line such as ide1:0.fileName = "/dev/cdrom" or a line such as ide1:0.fileName = "/dev/scd0" wil cause the ovftool to abort with the following message:

    - Device 'cdrom1' has a backing type that is not supported. This is a general limitation of the virtual machine's virtual hardware version of the selected host.

    By contrast if the vmx file cdrom setting is set to ide0:1.autodetect = "TRUE" this error is not received.

    We are not sure if this can be overcome with other tool options, although we have not seen anything that looks promising.

    Additionally, many of our settings are not carried over to the ovf format, they are simply dropped, such as the isolation.* settings.

    Also, the original VM consisted of several disk files (vmdk). The ovftool created one vmdk file from this VM. We will require creating vmware persistent and vmware non-persistent disks for some of our VMs.

    We are concerned that the ovftool may lose such disk information. This would be a show stopper for us, and would require us find an alternative solution for transporting VMs.

    We would like for VMware to advise us of possible workarounds and any recommendations for these issues."

    DB:2.89:Ovf Tool Fails On Device Paths 7d

    A limit in the way VMware supports OVF is that we for now dont support attached ISOs or devices on cdrom and floppies. This is something we are looking into support.

    So a fix is the remove the un attach the iso or deivce before converting the VM to an OVF file.

    eske

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.89

    DB:2.89:Anybody Got The Latest Oracle (Sun) Open Storage Simulator Imported To Esx4? xd



    I've been trying to import the ovf-based Oracle storage simulator to ESX4. Also tried importing to Workstation when that failed.

    No luck. Not with integrated converter, not with standalone converter, not with ovftool. Changing/removing lines in .ovf file brings me a bit further but still no cigar.

    The process stalls at different points, but typically I get an error about unknown OS or unsupported hardware, sometimes a parse error with no additional info.

    Has anybody got this working?

    The simulator is a virtual-box based Solaris appliance.

    Ole Thomsen

    DB:2.89:Anybody Got The Latest Oracle (Sun) Open Storage Simulator Imported To Esx4? xd


    Yes.

    Despite that ovftool reports success, no disks exist in target directory after conversion.

    C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Toolovftool.exe --lax "c:\Temp\vbox.2010.q3.1.0 - Copy\Sun ZFS Storage 7000.ovf" c:\Temp\nyvmx\nyvmx.vmxOpening OVF source: c:\Temp\vbox.2010.q3.1.0 - Copy\Sun ZFS Storage 7000.ovfWarning: No manifest fileOpening VMX target: c:\Temp\nyvmx\nyvmx.vmxWarning: - The specified operating system identifier 'Solaris_64' (id: 81) is not supported on the selected host. It will be mapped to the following OS identifier: ''. - Hardware compatibility check is disabled. - Line 94: OVF hardware element 'ResourceType' with instance ID '3': No support for the virtual hardware device type '20'.Writing VMX file: c:\Temp\nyvmx\nyvmx.vmxDisk Transfer CompletedCompleted successfully

    Ole Thomsen

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.88

    DB:2.88:Where I Can Find Old Ovftool 2.0.1 zf



    Hi,

    Where can I find archived OVF tool 2.0.1 release? I'm digging vmware site for an hours now and still cannot find it...

    We need ovftool 2.0.1 because our product has been certified with this release and it's not easy to upgrade it to 3.0.1 (need to go thru whole certification process again). It's not enough to say that "it's compatible".

    I found that official ovftool site lists only 3.0.1 to be downloaded:

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

    DB:2.88:Where I Can Find Old Ovftool 2.0.1 zf


    Sarxos,

    ovftools is normally shipped with Fusion, you might find it on Fusion folder on Mac OS X host:

    /Applications/VMware Fusion/Contents/Library/VMware OVF Tool/ovftool

    the option ''-v" will show the version.

    Best Regards,

    changhai

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.87

    DB:2.87:Not Able To Deploy A Vm From .Ova Format Using Ovf Tool cp



    I am trying to deploy a VM into ESXi 4.1 from .ova template using

    ovftool. My ESXi is having two datastores:- datastore1 and datastore-2.

    This is the syntax I am using:-

    ovftool.exe --name=test -nw="VM Network" -ds="datastore1" CentOS.ova vi://10.102.143.30

    It is shows the following messages:-

    Opening OVA source: CentOS.ova

    Please enter login information for target vi://10.102.143.30/

    After entering the login information nothing happens. It returned me the prompt. It also doesn't print any error message.

    Below is my ova file information obtained by probing:-

    Opening OVA source: CentOS.ova

    OVF version: 1.0

    Name: CentOS

    Download Size: 1.72 GB

    Deployment Sizes:

    + Flat disks: 30.00 GB+

    + Sparse disks: 4.69 GB+

    Networks:

    + Name: VM Network+

    + Description: The VM Network network+

    Virtual Hardware:

    + Family: vmx-07+

    + Disk Types: SCSI-lsilogic+

    Warning: No manifest file

    Completed successfully

    DB:2.87:Not Able To Deploy A Vm From .Ova Format Using Ovf Tool cp

    Im looking into this. It is strange for ovftool was tested on the platforms listed in the README.txt

    Windows 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x86_x64)

    Windows XP

    Windows 2003

    Windows Vista

    Windows 2008

    Windows 7

    Linux 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x86_x64)

    CentOS 5.x

    Fedora Core 12.x

    RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.x

    SUSE Enterprise Server 10.x

    Ubuntu Desktop 9.x

    Mac OS X (64 bit)

    Mac OS X 10.5

    Mac OS X 10.6

    eske

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.86

    DB:2.86:Not Able To Deploy A Vm From .Ova Format Using Ovf Tool 9d


    I am trying to deploy a VM into ESXi 4.1 from .ova template using ovftool. My ESXi is having two datastores:- datastore1 and datastore-2.

    This is the syntax I am using:-

    ovftool.exe --name=test -nw="VM Network" -ds="datastore1" CentOS.ova vi://10.102.143.30

    It is shows the following messages:-

    Opening OVA source: CentOS.ova

    Please enter login information for target vi://10.102.143.30/

    After entering the login information nothing happens. It returned me the prompt. It also doesn't print any error message.

    Below is my ova file information obtained by probing:-

    Opening OVA source: CentOS.ova

    OVF version: 1.0

    Name: CentOS

    Download Size: 1.72 GB

    Deployment Sizes:

    + Flat disks: 30.00 GB+

    + Sparse disks: 4.69 GB+

    Networks:

    + Name: VM Network+

    + Description: The VM Network network+

    Virtual Hardware:

    + Family: vmx-07+

    + Disk Types: SCSI-lsilogic+

    Warning: No manifest file

    Completed successfully

    DB:2.86:Not Able To Deploy A Vm From .Ova Format Using Ovf Tool 9d

    I am trying to deploy a VM into ESXi 4.1 from .ova template using ovftool. My ESXi is having two datastores:- datastore1 and datastore-2.

    This is the syntax I am using:-

    ovftool.exe --name=test -nw="VM Network" -ds="datastore1" CentOS.ova vi://10.102.143.30

    It is shows the following messages:-

    Opening OVA source: CentOS.ova

    Please enter login information for target vi://10.102.143.30/

    After entering the login information nothing happens. It returned me the prompt. It also doesn't print any error message.

    Below is my ova file information obtained by probing:-

    Opening OVA source: CentOS.ova

    OVF version: 1.0

    Name: CentOS

    Download Size: 1.72 GB

    Deployment Sizes:

    + Flat disks: 30.00 GB+

    + Sparse disks: 4.69 GB+

    Networks:

    + Name: VM Network+

    + Description: The VM Network network+

    Virtual Hardware:

    + Family: vmx-07+

    + Disk Types: SCSI-lsilogic+

    Warning: No manifest file

    Completed successfully

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.86

    DB:2.86:Ovftool Failing To Convert Vmx To Ovf fa



    Hello,

    I'm attempting to do a vmware to ovf converstion. However, I'm receiving some fairly generic errors from ovftool and was hoping I could get some help.

    Here are the console messages when I attempt to convert:

    [root@provisionvrpt ~]# /usr/bin/ovftool --machineOutput --X:logToConsole=true /var/lib/vmware/Virtual\ Machines/vm/test.vmx /var/lib/vmware/Virtual\ Machines/vmovf/test.ovf[2011-08-16 00:42:55.990 B7FAC6D0 verbose 'ovftool'] Subscribing to signal: 2 (SIGINT)[2011-08-16 00:42:55.990 B7FAC6D0 verbose 'ovftool'] Subscribing to signal: 4 (SIGILL)[2011-08-16 00:42:55.990 B7FAC6D0 verbose 'ovftool'] Subscribing to signal: 6 (SIGABRT)[2011-08-16 00:42:55.990 B7FAC6D0 verbose 'ovftool'] Subscribing to signal: 8 (SIGFPE)[2011-08-16 00:42:55.990 B7FAC6D0 verbose 'ovftool'] Subscribing to signal: 15 (SIGTERM)[2011-08-16 00:42:55.990 B7FAC6D0 verbose 'ovftool'] Subscribing to signal: 1 (SIGHUP)[2011-08-16 00:42:55.990 B7FAC6D0 verbose 'ovftool'] Subscribing to signal: 3 (SIGQUIT)[2011-08-16 00:42:55.990 B7FAC6D0 verbose 'ovftool'] Subscribing to signal: 5 (SIGTRAP)[2011-08-16 00:42:55.990 B7FAC6D0 verbose 'ovftool'] Subscribing to signal: 9 (SIGKILL)[2011-08-16 00:42:55.991 B7FAC6D0 verbose 'ovftool'] Subscribing to signal: 13 (SIGPIPE)[2011-08-16 00:42:55.991 B7FAC6D0 verbose 'ovftool'] [ovfTool.cpp] Using home directory /root/.ovftool[2011-08-16 00:42:55.991 B7FAC6D0 verbose 'ovftool'] [ovfTool.cpp] OvfTool Environment:/X:fencedMode = "bridged"/X:imageReadSize = "262144"/X:logToConsole = "true"/X:maxNumberOfTermSignals = "5"/X:maxRedirects = "256"/X:maximalDeltaConfSize = "8"/X:maximalDeltaTreeSize = "6"/X:progressSmoothing = "60"/X:vimSessionTimeout = "600"/authdPortSource = "902"/authdPortTarget = "902"/machineOutput = "true"/prgPath = "/opt/vmware/ovftool"/source = "/var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines/vm/test.vmx"/target = "/var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines/vmovf/test.ovf"

    [2011-08-16 00:42:56.000 B7FAC6D0 verbose 'ovftool'] [ovfTool.cpp] Done initializing libs[2011-08-16 00:42:56.000 B7FAC6D0 verbose 'ovftool'] [ovfTool.cpp] Determining source[2011-08-16 00:42:56.212 B7FAC6D0 verbose 'ovftool'] [ovfTool.cpp] Determining target[2011-08-16 00:42:57.488 B7FAC6D0 verbose 'ovftool'] Failed to open disk: /var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines/vm/test.vmdk[2011-08-16 00:42:57.488 B7FAC6D0 verbose 'ovftool'] Exception: The specified virtual disk needs repairError: Failed to open disk: test.vmdk[2011-08-16 00:42:57.493 B7FAC6D0 verbose 'ovftool'] Backtrace:[00] rip 050210b3[01] rip 04eb6e9e[02] rip 04e55ec2[03] rip 081c014b[04] rip 08310271[05] rip 08311b54[06] rip 0831ad24[07] rip 0831b1f7[08] rip 0831b74c[09] rip 081f871a[10] rip 0816fa45[11] rip 080cd318[12] rip 0317be9c[13] rip 080ae4f1

    But when I attempt to repair the disk, I get the following:

    vmware-vdiskmanager -R /var/lib/vmware/Virtual\ Machines/vm/test.vmdkNo errors were found on the virtual disk, '/var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines/vm/test.vmdk'.

    Any help would be apprecaited. Is there a way to increase the verbosity of the logging?

    Here is my ovftool version info: VMware ovftool 2.0.1 (build-260188)

    Thanks!

    DB:2.86:Ovftool Failing To Convert Vmx To Ovf fa


    Hi,

    I just had exactly the same problem you've described.

    Instead of using "vmware-vdiskmanager -R wiki-t00.vmdk" which didn't help, cause it found no errors, I tried shrinking the disk "vmware-vdiskmanager -k wiki-t00.vmdk" and after that "ovftool --machineOutput --X:logToConsole=true wiki-t00.vmx /VMs/__ovf/wiki-t00/wiki-t00.ovf" ran through like a charm.

    Kate

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.86

    DB:2.86:Can't Get Correct Url 3d



    Hello!

    I have Datastore 'VMs_Backups' at '\VMBackups\CustomFolder' which contains non registered in inventory '*.vmx' files. I'm trying to convert these files to the ovf format from Windows with ovftool but can't get URL working.

    So I have tried this

    c:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Toolovftool "vi://user:pas@172.16.0.10/ha-datacenter?ds=[VMBackups] /20141020211502/WEB-1/WEB-1.vmx" c:\ovfs\

    and other combinations and all the time I'm getting the error:

    Error: Locator does not refer to an object: vi://user:@172.16.0.10@172.20.0.17:443/ha-datacenter?ds=[VMBackups]%20/20141020211502/WEB-1/WEB-1a.vmx

    Completed with errors

    What I'm doing wrong?

    Is it possible to export non registered VM to OVF format (Vsphere GUI client does not allow)?

    DB:2.86:Can't Get Correct Url 3d


    Hello!

    I have Datastore 'VMs_Backups' at '\VMBackups\CustomFolder' which contains non registered in inventory '*.vmx' files. I'm trying to convert these files to the ovf format from Windows with ovftool but can't get URL working.

    So I have tried this

    c:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Toolovftool "vi://user:pas@172.16.0.10/ha-datacenter?ds=[VMBackups] /20141020211502/WEB-1/WEB-1.vmx" c:\ovfs\

    and other combinations and all the time I'm getting the error:

    Error: Locator does not refer to an object: vi://user:@172.16.0.10@172.20.0.17:443/ha-datacenter?ds=[VMBackups]%20/20141020211502/WEB-1/WEB-1a.vmx

    Completed with errors

    What I'm doing wrong?

    Is it possible to export non registered VM to OVF format (Vsphere GUI client does not allow)?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.86

    DB:2.86:Ovf Descriptor File Could Not Be Parsed kj



    Hi all,

    I am trying to import an OVF package from XenServer into vmware workstation 7.

    the conversion of the virtual appliance from xenserver successfull, but when i try to import the ovf package into workstation it says: "failed to query source for information". and if i try to convert the OVF package to .vmx using OVF Tool 1.0 an error message says: "OVF descriptor file could not be parsed"

    The host operating system is Windows xp 32-bit,

    the virtual appliance I am converting is Windows 7 32-bit,

    OVF Tool 1.0, Vmware Workstation 7

    What could be the problem?....

    PS. I dnt mind changing the operating system as I am only testing the transferability of virtual machines between different vendors using OVF for my bachelor project,

    Plz helpppppppppppppppppppppp!!!

    DB:2.86:Ovf Descriptor File Could Not Be Parsed kj


    Hi Agaaaaaaain

    First, thnx for ur timely replies and for the trials to make it work, el7 now it DOES WORK!

    I found that the drivers used in the machine were IDE in one and SCSI in the other so I converted the SCSI to IDE and BOOOM IT WORKS...

    though I had to change in the xml file, delete the IDE item element Thankssss again, now i can begin writing my thesis with PEACE!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.86

    DB:2.86:Ovftool Sanfs://..../Linux.Iso Was Not Found ja



    Hi,

    I'm trying to convert VM into ovf. But ovftool fails with the message:

    ./ovftool --powerOffSource vi://administrator:xxxxx@host/?ip=192.168.1.22 myovf.ovfOpening VI source: vi://administrator@host/Powering off VM: 0593498732-VM_NameError: File sanfs://vmfs_uuid:3c3693e8-f77a642a-1910-5c6bdcb26d3a/packages/4.1.0/vmtools/linux.iso was not found

    Could you please help me with the issue above?

    Thanks,

    DB:2.86:Ovftool Sanfs://..../Linux.Iso Was Not Found ja


    Change the config of CD/DVD Drive in VM settings. Most probably you have "Datastore ISO File" option selected with some not existing iso.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.86

    DB:2.86:Ovftool --Nodisks Still Creates .Ovf File With Disk Information 7k



    Hi All,

    I'm using ovftool with the --noDisks option, but there still seems to be disk information in the .ovf file (see attachments).

    I'm trying to import the virtual appliance on a ESXI 3.5 update 2 server, using VM Converter 4.0.1.

    When I try and import the virtual appliance, I get the following error:

    FAILED: Unable to download the OVF file 'http:

    //xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/vm_ovf_backups/esxi-test-disk1.vmdk'.

    I thought the --noDisks option would leave out any information relating to the disks - am I wrong?

    Regards,

    Michael

    DB:2.86:Ovftool --Nodisks Still Creates .Ovf File With Disk Information 7k


    Hi All,

    I'm using ovftool with the --noDisks option, but there still seems to be disk information in the .ovf file (see attachments).

    I'm trying to import the virtual appliance on a ESXI 3.5 update 2 server, using VM Converter 4.0.1.

    When I try and import the virtual appliance, I get the following error:

    FAILED: Unable to download the OVF file 'http:

    //xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/vm_ovf_backups/esxi-test-disk1.vmdk'.

    I thought the --noDisks option would leave out any information relating to the disks - am I wrong?

    Regards,

    Michael

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.85

    DB:2.85:Trying To Get The Ovf Environment Remotely. 1j



    I cannot ssh into the vm instance as there are restrictions, I cannot run the vmtools command to get the ovf environment.

    I can connect to the vcenter and check the ovf enviroment from edit settings.

    This is impossible to do it for 400 instances.

    I tried using ovftool command, but I am getting only thoses keys which are not set.

    How do I get the all the OVF environment keys from one central command.

    Thanks for the help,

    Prasad

    DB:2.85:Trying To Get The Ovf Environment Remotely. 1j


    I cannot ssh into the vm instance as there are restrictions, I cannot run the vmtools command to get the ovf environment.

    I can connect to the vcenter and check the ovf enviroment from edit settings.

    This is impossible to do it for 400 instances.

    I tried using ovftool command, but I am getting only thoses keys which are not set.

    How do I get the all the OVF environment keys from one central command.

    Thanks for the help,

    Prasad

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.85

    DB:2.85:Unsupported Vmx-06 Error W/ Virtualbox To Ovf To Esxi 3.5 U4 9z


    I'm trying to convert my Ubuntu 9.10 VM in VirtualBox to ESXi 3.5 u4. I exported it in VB to OVF 0.9 and now I'm trying to convert it to ESXi 3.5 u4 using ovftool and I get the error saying "Line 28: Unsupported hardware family 'vmx-06'"

    Any ideas how to fix or get around this error?

    TIA

    DB:2.85:Unsupported Vmx-06 Error W/ Virtualbox To Ovf To Esxi 3.5 U4 9z


    I cannot believe...delete .mf and ran successfully.

    Thank you.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.85

    DB:2.85:Can I Convert A Vmx7 To A Vmx4 ??? pm



    Hi guys..

    I'm eperiencing a few problems of compatibility

    one of our office run a ESXi 4.0 and another on 3.5

    unfortunalty I can't import ovf files from the 4.0 to the 3.5

    with: ovftool "file path"/"file name.ovf vi://"host IP"/

    i got the error line 27 unsupported hardware family vmx-07

    i read somewhere that I can't use a version higher than vmx-04 on my ESXi 3.5

    so i tried to edit the ovf file in a notepad to change the value vmx-07 to vmx-04

    but i got another error in line 49 about the lsilogicsas....

    so i figured that it has new features not supported.

    I also tried to use ovftool to convert the ovf in vmx

    succesfully

    and then tried to convert the vmx-07 into another vmx with the Vmware standalone converter.

    but I can't find a vmx-04 target

    is has 7,6,5 but no 4.

    any ideas?

    DB:2.85:Can I Convert A Vmx7 To A Vmx4 ??? pm


    stop scratching your head if you did...

    I decided to uprade my esxi to 4.1

    thanks anyway!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.85

    DB:2.85:Unable To Parse Xml Element 'Envelope' x8


    I used ovftool (1.0 running in a RHEL 5.2 VM) to create an ovf of a powered off RHEL 5.1 VM. All was successful and I can probe the OVF without issue. However, when I try to import it as a virtual appliance using Virtual Center 2.5 Update 5 I receive:

    An error occurred while parsing the OVF descriptor: Unable to parse xml element 'Envelope'

    I've attached the ovf file.

    Any ideas?

    DB:2.85:Unable To Parse Xml Element 'Envelope' x8


    I have a similar problem.

    I downaloded the spamtitan applance in zip format and unzippped the files

    there's a .ovf file a .mc file and a .vmdk

    I am running esxi3.5 and spamtitan says the file contains their 32 bit version

    I get "an error occurred while parsing the OVR description: Unable to parse xml element 'Envelope'

    I ssh'd to my esxi box and typed ovftool but ovftool is not found.

    how to I import this appliance

    thanks in advance.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.85

    DB:2.85:Ovftool - Defining The 'Product', 'Version' And 'Vendor'? 7d



    Hi,

    Am trying to export an ova from a VM using ovftool. Something along the lines of...

    ovftool --prop:Version=100 --privateKey=./id_rsa.pem --eula@=./eula.txt vi://root:mypass@myserver.mydomain.com/myVM ./myOVA.ova

    Everything looks good except that I haven't been able to define the 'Product', 'Version' and 'Vendor' that appears in the initial dialog when customers deploy the template into a running ESX / vCenter instance.

    Assume this must be a v common question but have not found how this might be done from the ovftool user guide (http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/ovf/ovf301/ovftool-301-userguide.pdf) or the VMware communities. Closest I've found is http://communities.vmware.com/thread/328504 which indicates that defining a vCenter vApp allow configurable properties to be set.

    Is there any way to define these parameters via ovftool? If not, is there a way to hack the .ova manually to define them?

    Thanks in advance,

    Frank.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.85

    DB:2.85:Ovftool 2.0.1 (Build-260188) Doesn't Recognize Rhel5 As A Possible Value Of Guestos In Vmx k8



    I installed the latest version of ovftool on my linux host and tried to convert a vmx file to ovf.

    The ovf file and the new vmdk are created but the 'guestOS = "rhel5" ' is translated to rhel6Guest

    "rhel5" seems to be the only one failing while conversion. Can anyone suggest a fix for this?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.84

    DB:2.84:Not Able To Ipaddress/Gateway/Netmask Field Configuration For Deployed Ovf In Vm Using Ovftool k1



    Hi,

    I want to config IP-address/gateway/netmask to the deployed ovf virtual machine and i getting the following info when i run ovftool.exe

    Can anyone help me out in configure ipaddress fields.

    Or is there any other way to do it.

    C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Toolovftool.exe --powerOn --diskMode=thin --

    DB:2.84:Not Able To Ipaddress/Gateway/Netmask Field Configuration For Deployed Ovf In Vm Using Ovftool k1


    Did this problem get solved? I would also like to set the IP of a VM at deploy time.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.84

    DB:2.84:Vcenter Server Appliance Under Vmware Player x3



    Hi,

    I have downloaded two vmdk files and one ovf file of vCenter Server Appliance.

    Then i created one VM on hypervisor esxi 4.1 and its working fine.

    Now i would like to play this ovf package under VMware Player on a physical machine. For that i have to convert this in vmx.

    There are two options for that:

    1. I tried using ovftool but it is not working.

    2. I tried to take backup of the VM that i created on esxi 4.1 using vCenter Converter, but that also not working.

    Please help me out.

    Thanks in advance.

    DB:2.84:Vcenter Server Appliance Under Vmware Player x3


    Do you mean to say:

    create a new VM and then use existing vmdk file

    or

    create a new VM and at the time of creation use existing vmdk files.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.84

    DB:2.84:How To Migrate A Virtual Machine On A Single Server Esxi Host To Ovf da



    HI How do you use the ovftool to migrate a virtual machine (VMX) on a single server esxi 5.1 host to an ovf file? the syntax requires you to specify a data center . However I do not have a datacenter, because I only have a single esx host.

    example: ovftool vi://username:pass@my_host/my_datacenter/vm/ my_vm_folder /ovfs/my_vm.ovf

    What do I put for datacenter if I do not have one.

    thanks!

    DB:2.84:How To Migrate A Virtual Machine On A Single Server Esxi Host To Ovf da


    Hello and welcome to the communities.

    Check out this discussion: http://communities.vmware.com/message/2111787