Importing an OVF - from exported VM into a host - getting: failed to deploy ovf package invalid configuration for device 8

as above: getting: 'failed to deploy ovf package invalid configuration for device 8' on import

followed andys instructions http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/12373/HOW-TO-Backup-Export-and-Restore-Import-virtual-machines-to-VMware-vSphere-Hypervisor-5-1-for-FREE.html removing devices from the VM prior to export.

ideas?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Did you read ALL of the instructions....? in the article including this bit...

HANCOCK's TOP TIP Ensure that the virtual machine is disconnected from floppy drives, floppy drives images, disconnected from CD-ROMs and CD-ROM isos images before completing the backup (export). If left connected the backup (export) will also try and export the floppy drive, or CD-ROM iso image the virtual machine is attached to. Sometimes the backup (export) can fail. We have also seen that if you leave the virtual machine connected to an iso, but DO NOT tick the button to export the iso, the OVF will not Import (Restore) causing an OVF Import was cancelled by user error message, it is not obvious what the error is, because it cannot find the iso file to import!

So when you completed the export, you did ensure, that ALL the floppy and CDROM were disconnected ? and not connected to any ISO or floppy image ?
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
Yes!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Can you upload your OVF file.

and also screenshot the VM settings of the VM you exported.

Is it the same host, you are using for import or different ?
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
id rather not
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different host
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Did you try with the vSphere Client ?

You could try removing the floppy disk device, and re-export.
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
yes, the thick client not web.
i could but it wont let me.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
i could but it wont let me.

You cannot remove the floppy device ?
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
odd.  it will now...
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Export without the floppy drive and cdrom drive.
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
now getting:

failed to deploy ovf package: file @RJIF£JCIEKML.vmdk fails integrity check and might be corrupted during transfer...
ill copy again.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
that does happen, if export gets corrupted.
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
right, i have reloaded it to the remote site.
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
managed to get it exported and imported correctly and finally seeded using veeam
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