2017-05-18 01:35 PM - edited 2017-05-18 01:43 PM
When you deploy the ONTAP 9.1 simulator OVA to a vCenter 6.5 environment via the vCenter web client, you will see this error:
OVF package with compressed disks is currently not supported for OVF import.
This is a known issue found in the vCenter 6.5 release notes:
The workaround is to repackage the OVA without compressing the disks. This is a one-liner with ovftool:
ovftool vsim-esx-DOT9.1-cm.ova vsim-esx-DOT9.1-cm-fixed.ova
This fixed version should deploy without the compressed disks error.
You can get ovftool from vmware as a standalone install here:
Or you can use the one bundled with VMware Fusion or VMware Workstation.
/Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/Library/VMware OVF Tool/ovftool
C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\OVFTool\ovftool.exe