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
2018-05-10 09:31 AM
This doesn't seem to be enough to deploy the Simulator.
After I managed to decompress the disks using the ovf tool, then I get an error that the disk size is incorrect (larger than requested)
I managed to update the OVF and get it to deploy, but when I try booting up, it cannot find the disks...
2018-05-10 09:45 AM
Ok, so this is for Version 9.3 and ESXi 6.5 (not vCenter)
The behavior I'm seeing more specifically is:
I can uncompress the disks no problem. When I try to deploy the OVA I get the following error.
Error uploading file <path-to-ovf.vmdk> to server. Capacity of uploaded disk is larger than requested
as per this:
I changed the following:
and after playing with some numbers, I managed to get it to deploy, BUT:
After the deploy is successfull the sim won't boot up. I just get the DHCP client trying to find an IP to PXE boot from on all 4 network adapters and then just says missing OS.
2018-05-10 10:16 AM
It may have built it with a newer vmx version. I think vmx10 is that last one that works without intervention. It's also possible the disks are attached in the wrong sequence. The bootable disk is the ~2gb disk on IDE0:0.