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Issue Exporting VM as OVF from VMware Workstation Pro 17

  • 1.  Issue Exporting VM as OVF from VMware Workstation Pro 17

    Posted Sep 21, 2023 12:27 PM

    Hello everyone,

    I'm encountering a persistent issue while trying to export a VM as an OVF from VMware Workstation Pro 17 using the OVF Tool and am hoping someone might have experienced something similar or can offer guidance.

    Details:

    • VMware Workstation Version: Pro 17
    • OVF Tool Version: 4.6.0
    • Source VM: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 64-bit located at C:\Users\user\Documents\Virtual Machines\Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 64-bit\Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 64-bit.vmx
    • Target OVF: C:\Users\user\Desktop\vm-image\Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux_9_64-bit.ovf

    Issue: When I initiate the export process, everything seems to progress smoothly up until it reaches 99%. At this crucial moment, I receive an error message which simply states: "Error: System error: (Unknown exception)". Following this, the files that were being exported are automatically deleted, preventing me from obtaining the OVF.

    I've tried repeating the process multiple times, ensuring that there's enough disk space and permissions are set correctly, but the outcome remains the same.

    Has anyone come across this particular problem? Any suggestions on troubleshooting steps or potential solutions would be greatly appreciated.

     

    ovftool

    Transfer Failed
    Error: System error: (Unknown exception)
    Completed with errors
    PS C:\Users\username\Downloads\VMware-ovftool-4.6.0-21452615-win.x86_64\ovftool>

    vmware

    execption.png


    2023-09-21T11:59:23.229Z In(05) vmx HgfsChannelDeactivateChannel: HGFS [backdoor] channel DEACTIVATED.
    2023-09-21T11:59:23.229Z In(05) vmx HgfsChannelDeactivateChannel: HGFS [vmci] channel DEACTIVATED.
    2023-09-21T11:59:23.229Z In(05) vmx HgfsServer_ExitState: exit threadpool - inactive.
    2023-09-21T11:59:23.229Z In(05) vmx HgfsServerManagerVigorExit: Destroy:

    2023-09-21T11:59:23.485Z In(05) vmx nvme0:0: numIOs = 54980 numMergedIOs = 10022 numSplitIOs = 729 ( 6.8%)
    2023-09-21T11:59:23.485Z In(05) vmx Closing disk 'nvme0:0'
    2023-09-21T11:59:23.522Z In(05) vmx AIOWIN32C: asyncOps=56491 syncOps=7 bufSize=204Kb fixedOps=13527
    2023-09-21T11:59:23.522Z In(05) aioCompletion AIO thread processed 56491 completions
    2023-09-21T11:59:26.869Z In(05) deviceThread Device thread is exiting
    2023-09-21T11:59:26.873Z In(05) vmx Vix: [mainDispatch.c:1171]: VMAutomationPowerOff: Powering off.
    2023-09-21T11:59:26.876Z In(05) vmx Win32U_GetFileAttributes: GetFileAttributesExW("C:\Users\ahaouari\Documents\Virtual Machines\Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 64-bit\Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 64-bit.vmpl", ...) failed, error: 2
    2023-09-21T11:59:26.876Z In(05) vmx Policy_SavePolicyFile: invalid arguments to function.
    2023-09-21T11:59:26.876Z In(05) vmx PolicyVMX_Exit: Could not write out policies: 15.
    2023-09-21T11:59:26.878Z In(05) vmx WORKER: asyncOps=2 maxActiveOps=1 maxPending=1 maxCompleted=1
    2023-09-21T11:59:26.881Z In(05) PowerNotifyThread PowerNotify thread exiting.
    2023-09-21T11:59:26.895Z In(05) vmx Vix: [mainDispatch.c:4213]: VMAutomation_ReportPowerOpFinished: statevar=1, newAppState=1873, success=1 additionalError=0
    2023-09-21T11:59:26.895Z In(05) vmx Vix: [mainDispatch.c:4231]: VMAutomation: Ignoring ReportPowerOpFinished because the VMX is shutting down.
    2023-09-21T11:59:26.897Z In(05) vmx VMXSTATS: Ready to cleanup and munmap 1F6C8640000.
    2023-09-21T11:59:26.897Z No(00) vmx ConfigDB: Setting cleanShutdown = "TRUE"
    2023-09-21T11:59:26.919Z In(05) vmx Vix: [mainDispatch.c:4213]: VMAutomation_ReportPowerOpFinished: statevar=0, newAppState=1870, success=1 additionalError=0
    2023-09-21T11:59:26.919Z In(05) vmx Vix: [mainDispatch.c:4231]: VMAutomation: Ignoring ReportPowerOpFinished because the VMX is shutting down.
    2023-09-21T11:59:26.919Z In(05) vmx Transitioned vmx/execState/val to poweredOff
    2023-09-21T11:59:26.919Z In(05) vmx VMX idle exit
    2023-09-21T11:59:26.919Z In(05) vmx WQPoolFreePoll : pollIx = 3, signalHandle = 944
    2023-09-21T11:59:26.925Z In(05) vmx Vix: [mainDispatch.c:817]: VMAutomation_LateShutdown()
    2023-09-21T11:59:26.925Z In(05) vmx Vix: [mainDispatch.c:772]: VMAutomationCloseListenerSocket. Closing listener socket.
    2023-09-21T11:59:26.925Z In(05) vmx Flushing VMX VMDB connections
    2023-09-21T11:59:26.925Z In(05) vmx VmdbDbRemoveCnx: Removing Cnx from Db for '/db/connection/#1/'
    2023-09-21T11:59:26.925Z In(05) vmx VmdbCnxDisconnect: Disconnect: closed pipe for pub cnx '/db/connection/#1/' (0)
    2023-09-21T11:59:26.925Z In(05) vmx VigorTransport_ServerDestroy: server destroyed.
    2023-09-21T11:59:26.925Z In(05) vmx WQPoolFreePoll : pollIx = 2, signalHandle = 792
    2023-09-21T11:59:26.925Z In(05) vmx WQPoolFreePoll : pollIx = 1, signalHandle = 856
    2023-09-21T11:59:26.942Z In(05) vmx VMX exit (0).
    2023-09-21T11:59:26.942Z In(05) vmx OBJLIB-LIB: ObjLib cleanup done.
    2023-09-21T11:59:26.942Z In(05) vmx AIOMGR-S : stat o=3 r=27 w=0 i=0 br=120304 bw=0

    Thank you in advance for any insights or assistance!