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I have downloaded Cisco UCS zip and ova.zip from this link below, but could not neither extract files with Winzip nor  open the files from VMware workstation.

https://communities.cisco.com/docs/DOC-37897

Any idea on how to get around this issue?
Thank you
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
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The OVA is designed to be imported into ESXi, not VMware Workstation, if you try to Import the OVA into VMware Workstation, you will get an error.

Use the ZIP file, Extract the files, and use with VMware Workstation.

What error messages do you get ?

Screenshots would be helpful.....
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by:Abhilash
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It totally works with Workstation. I use it.
You will have to download the ZIP, not the OVA.  It is a known issue, you can use the raw VMX / VMDK files in the zip with Workstation.
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by:jskfan
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I tried this time the .zip file, and I get the same thing when I try to open it with WinZip:
ucs
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I have downloaded this file shown in the snapshot below from the link I posted above


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Am I downloading wrong file ?
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Try and download again, and I would also test with Winrar or 7-Zip.
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by:Abhilash
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After you download you will have to extract the files and then add the VM to Workstation.
May be the download is incomplete.
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by:jskfan
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I tried all of the following files, but still get errors when I open up with winzip or WinRAR
ucerr
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error
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Have you downloaded the ZIP file again, as it would appear it's corrupted and if it's been damaged on download, no archive program will extract the files correctly.

The screenshot, also tries to help you by stating

"download it again"

So download again...... and then try Winrar.
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Cisco_UCS_Platform_Emulator_1.4.1aPE1

something wrong ... I tried to download the one above, I run into the same error
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
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I have just downloaded....

the following file...

Cisco_UCS_Platform_Emulator_2.2.1bPE1.zip
425.2 MB

three times....

I've also noticed in your screenshot your file size is 262kb, this is wrong the file is 425.2 MB.

It extracts and provides the following files that can be used in VMware Workstation directly.

UCSPE
Your download is corrupt. RE-DOWNLOAD, and check the file is 425.2 MB!

If it's not 425.2 MB, do not bother trying to extract it's CORRUPTED!

Try download again...
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by:jskfan
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That's ODD..
I downloaded it on two different computers, when I try to open either with WinZip or WinRAR, it gives me the same error...
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and what is the size on disk of your download ?
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Finally, this download worked fine and managed to extract it and install UCS emulator
Cisco_UCS_Platform_Emulator_2.1.3aPE1.zip
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Thank you for your help!
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Thank you for you Help !
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