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VMware OVF Package won't install

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Hello Experts,

I'm in the process of installing an OVA package but I'm getting the error message shown in the image.

I wonder if someone can help me?

Cheers

Carlton
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Question by:cpatte7372
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You need to check the requirements, some OVF can now only be installed via the Web Client, and not the vSphere Client (C#).

What is the OVF source?

You could check the Line number with notepad or vi, and look at the line number and remove.
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by:cpatte7372
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Hi Andrew,

The OVF source is my PC
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by:cpatte7372
ID: 40429471
The line number is 150 (as shown in the image), however I don't know how to delete it.
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by:cpatte7372
ID: 40429473
Andrew,

Can yo let me know how I would go about installing via the web client - although I have seen in installed with vSphere client on youtube
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by:cpatte7372
ID: 40429477
Hi Andrew,

Attached is the XML
1000v.rtf
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by:cpatte7372
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Hi Andrew,

Any thoughts mate?
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1. What I meant by OVF Source, was, what is the OVF, and where is the download link for me to check.

2. I meant open the OVF file, using Notepad, and look at Line 150, and delete that line! (and try!)

3. Web Client is a component of vCenter Server, Management Server for ESXi.
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by:cpatte7372
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Hi Andrew,

Unfortunately, you need a Cisco login to get the OVA/OVF.

I'm not sure how to get Wordpad or Notepad to number each line ..
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So this is a download from Cisco.

Can you upload the ovf here.
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by:cpatte7372
ID: 40429534
Hi Andrew,

The file is 128,120KB and I don't think WinZip will even get it down to the allowable 50Mb :-(
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by:cpatte7372
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Is there any other way I can get it to you?
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I'm just checking the Cisco download....
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by:cpatte7372
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Thank you
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Did you download Release 4.2(1)SV2(2.2)
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by:cpatte7372
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Hi Andrew,

This is the link

https://buildprice.cisco.com/N1000V/home

Really appreciate it mate.
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Yes I did
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The full file name is

nexus-1000v.4.2.1.SV2.2.2.ova
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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I've got no issues here, importing the OVA, using vSphere Client 5.5 Build 1993072

D:\Downloads\Nexus1000v.4.2.1.SV2.2.2\Nexus1000v.4.2.1.SV2.2.2\VSM\Install\nexus-1000v.4.2.1.SV2.2.2.ova

It MUST be deployed Through vCenter Server, not directly to an ESXi server.

You have no vCenter Server.
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by:cpatte7372
ID: 40429582
That good that you got no issues.

I only have the VSphere Client, see image

Do I need to download vCenter Server?

Sorry, I'm a novice
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Yes, you need vCenter Server!

because Nexus 1000v creates vDS networks, which are only available and managed in vCenter Server.

60 day trials are available, or you can get up and running quickly by Deploying the vCenter Server Appliance based in Linux.

It's also an OVF/OVA which you just deploy.

Sorry, I'm a novice

No problems, we were all novices once upon a time!

That's what EE is for, Ask questions, when you don't understand, and learn....and maybe one day come back as an Expert, Answer Questions, Write Articles, Complete Micro Videos etc

We are here, to help and guide, does not matter, no question is a dumb question!

Andy
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by:cpatte7372
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Andrew,

It was installed using vSphere client as shown here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxehUtgxdLM&list=PLIcYNlsFgA0hLoyGW1OQWpRpqeCn5T8q3&index=1
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by:cpatte7372
ID: 40429610
Andrew,

Thanks for being understanding...
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Yes, the vSphere Client is used to connect to:-

1. ESXi directly - this is what you are doing!

2. vCenter Server.

In the above video, it's connected to 2. above!

You must do the same.

Andrew,

Thanks for being understanding...

Thanks for your kind words.

So this is the cause....

Time to Download and Install vCenter Server....(that'll be a small challenge!)
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by:cpatte7372
ID: 40429622
OK, I will install vCenter Server in the morning.

Cheers mate
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by:cpatte7372
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This guy is amazing..

Thanks Andrew
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Carlton

Thanks for your comments.

I'm around this weekend....on EE...

So, get any issues, just Post....

Andy
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by:cpatte7372
ID: 40429657
Hi Andrew,

Why do you say downloading vCenter Server will be a small challenge?

Time to Download and Install vCenter Server....(that'll be a small challenge!)
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Downloading bit is easy, but vCenter Server, can take a little effort, with the configuration!

I don't know why VMware have made it more difficult over the years....
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by:Uni Kitty
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Yes I agree, Andrew is amazing. :)
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