File win2k3z32.ovf fails integrity check and might have been corrupted during transfer.
I have recently exported this Windows VM from my ESX Server. When i try to deploy this VM onto other ESX Server it shows the above error.
In the ovf file it had a line referring to a Windows Installation ISO file which I had connected to the Virtual Machine when is VM was running. The folder where i exported the VM contained .vmdk file, .ovf file , .mf and the iso file which was connected to CD ROM. WHile deploying i removed the line which instructs to take the ISO file in the .ovf file. This caused for incomplete deployment of the VM. After that i poked with the file editing and modifying which stopped even taking the .OVF file as is seen in the error message.
Then I Tried to attach the .vmdk file to a new created VM by using the " Add a existing HDD ". For this i copied the .vmdk file to the ESX Server Data store. While browsing the data store to add .vmdk, the .vmdk file was not shown. I was wondering about the reason. Any help on this is appreciated. After did lot of experiments to get it back but was not worth it.
Can someone tell me how can i get back the .vmdk file working as i have files in it.
I am attaching the OVF File with this mail. You
Nikhil K win2k3x32.txt