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  • 1.  Nested ESXi appliance template images

    Posted May 14, 2024 12:45 PM

    Hello, I'd love to know if/when the ESXi appliance template ova images will be available?

    And/or if the Published Content Library (previously available at https://download3.vmware.com/software/vmw-tools/lib.json ) will be made available? This was a really useful when spinning up different versions of vSphere in a lab environment.

    Alternatively, could these OVA/OVF appliances be generated locally either by manually creating a nested ESXi VM and exporting?



  • 2.  RE: Nested ESXi appliance template images

    Posted May 16, 2024 01:36 PM

    They are now posted as a fling.  You can no longer subscribe to them as Broadcom has put them behind a login.  I've also noticed that it looks like the VMDK's for each VA are missing unless I am missing something in the download process.

    https://williamlam.com/2024/05/nested-esxi-virtual-appliances-are-now-back-under-vmware-flings-community.html#more-185721




  • 3.  RE: Nested ESXi appliance template images

    Posted May 16, 2024 01:52 PM
    Edited by WarrenHawkinsIB May 16, 2024 01:55 PM

    Yes, I saw this last night. Great to see...

    However, I had problems extracting the following zip files:

    Nested_ESXi7_0u1d_Appliance_Template_v1_ova-dl.zip
    Nested_ESXi7_0u3n_Appliance_Template_v1_ova-dl.zip
    Nested_ESXi7_0u3o_Appliance_Template_v2_ova-dl.zip
    Nested_ESXi7_0u3p_Appliance_Template_v1_ova-dl.zip
    Nested_ESXi8_0u1d_Appliance_Template_v1_ova-dl.zip
    Nested_ESXi8_0u2_Appliance_Template_v2_ova-dl.zip
    Nested_ESXi8_0u2b_Appliance_Template_v1_ova-dl.zip

    I assume they're corrupted zip archives, as the others all open ok, and I've been able to upload them into a Content Library in vSphere




  • 4.  RE: Nested ESXi appliance template images

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted May 17, 2024 09:34 AM

    Apologies - It looks like there were some upload issues, I've since fixed 7.0U3N-P and all 8.x, please give those a try. I'll re-upload 7.0U1D later today



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