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  • 1.  OVF Deployment error

    Posted Jan 28, 2021 09:28 AM


    I'm facing a really weird and odd issue trying to deploy an OVA/OVF template via vcenter interface (HTML5). Each time I try to perform this there is an error

    "Failed to deploy OVF package. ThrowableProxy.cause A general system error occurred: Transfer failed: The OVF descriptor is not available."

    And there are some more weird things:

    1. The issue appears only if I login to my VCenter using its FQDN, it's being deployed well using its IP address

    2. If I try to deploy this template directly to the ESXi host it's working well despite of if I connect via FQDN or IP

    The ESXi version is 6.7.0, 14320388, the VCenter version is I have all the root CA certificates imported to a local trusted root on my PC - doesn't help. And of course it is a workaround to be logged on by IP and deploy these images but I'd like to find a final solution

    Thank you!

  • 2.  RE: OVF Deployment error

    Posted Jan 28, 2021 01:07 PM

    Sounds like a DNS issue or something with VC FQDN, Have you changed the dns server on vcsa and tried to redeploy?



  • 3.  RE: OVF Deployment error

    Posted Jan 28, 2021 01:30 PM


    Thank you for the response! Not sure if it is a DNS issue if only you do mean VC should be able to resolve its own name (or name of a subordinate ESXi host) via DNS. In this case I'd need to point them both on the DNS server handling the zone they belong to.

  • 4.  RE: OVF Deployment error

    Posted Jan 29, 2021 01:03 PM

    DNS resolution should be end to end .. local machine to VCSA to ESXi host