Convert OVA to OVF

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)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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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cpatte7372Author Commented:
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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cpatte7372Author Commented:
Administrator,

Point taken,
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
The same as you've done before.

File > Deploy OVF Template
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cpatte7372Author Commented:
Hi Andrew,

I get the similar error
asa
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cpatte7372Author Commented:
Did you get that message when you converted the OVA?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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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cpatte7372Author Commented:
I'm screw@d then
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cpatte7372Author Commented:
Andrew,

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

Cheers
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
No, because they are compressed.
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gheistCommented:
OVA is TAR archive, you can extract it with 7zip or winzip on windows.
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cpatte7372Author Commented:
Cheers
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