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Convert OVA to OVF

Posted on 2015-01-10
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Hello Experts,

An attempt has already been made at converting a OVA to OVF.

I was wondering if another expert could have a stab at it. Unfortunately, because the size of the OVA is 54Mb and limit with EE is 50Mb I can't upload...

Instead  here is the link
https://software.cisco.com/download/release.html?mdfid=284145419&flowid=&softwareid=280775065&release=8.7.1.8.SMP.ED&relind=AVAILABLE&rellifecycle=&reltype=latest

asa
If you're not able to download the OVA can someone please advise on available conversions tools so that I can try and convert it myself

Regards

Carlton
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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OVA can be converted to an OVF easily using the OVFTOOL.

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?productId=352&downloadGroup=OVFTOOL350

it's very simple, it's just syntax

ovftool <source> <destination>

e.g. ovftool f:\temp\asa871-8.ova f:\temp\asa871-8.ovf
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by:cpatte7372
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Hi Andrew,

Thanks for responding.

I have created the following files;
asa
Can you let me know what to do now?

Cheers
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Administrator,

Point taken,
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The same as you've done before.

File > Deploy OVF Template
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by:cpatte7372
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Hi Andrew,

I get the similar error
asa
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by:cpatte7372
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Did you get that message when you converted the OVA?
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Yes, and the reason is....

when you deploy this OVA it asks for properties it injects into the VM at power ON.

e.g. IP Address, etc

when using it with vCenter Server these values you supply are written to the vCenter Server database, with ESXi standalone, there is no database, so the properties do not exist, so it cannot deploy.
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by:cpatte7372
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I'm screw@d then
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by:cpatte7372
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Andrew,

Is there a way to create a vm from the vmdk file?

Cheers
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No, because they are compressed.
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by:gheist
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OVA is TAR archive, you can extract it with 7zip or winzip on windows.
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Cheers
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