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  • 1.  Cannot export valid vmdk and ovf file from the web-client.

    Posted Nov 12, 2017 09:23 PM

    vSphere Hypervisor 6.5u1

    Cannot export valid vmdk and ovf file from the web-client.

    Yes the files are downloaded by Firefox but as soon I try to import the vm to Oracle VM Virtual Box or VMware Workstation Pro I get an error message.

    Oracle VM Virtual Box was most informative. It wrote

    Result Code: VBOX_E_FILE_ERROR (0x80BB0004)

    Component: ApplianceWrap

    Card: IAppliance {8398f026-4add-4474-5bc3-2f9f2140b23e}

    VMware Workstation Pro just wrote "System error: (Unknown exception)."

    The VM seems to work perfectly on the hypervisor

    Maybe the VM is configured in a wrong way.



  • 2.  RE: Cannot export valid vmdk and ovf file from the web-client.

    Posted Nov 17, 2017 02:28 AM

    Try ovftool to export it.  ovftool Docs and download here.

    Command:

    ovftool --allowExtraConfig vi://administrator@vsphere.local:<password>@<vcenter-ip>/<datacenter>/vm/<path-to-vm>/<vm-name> <local path to place exported OVF>

    This will write the exported OVF to the local target directory.  It will be interesting to see if you get different results that way.



  • 3.  RE: Cannot export valid vmdk and ovf file from the web-client.

    Posted Nov 17, 2017 05:11 AM

    This is known issue, update ESXi embedded host client version to latest and then try.