OVF import fails in Virtual Infrastructure 2.5

Posted on 12:52 AM by Bharathvn

OVF Import task fails when you use VMware Infrastructure Client 2.5 to import OVF package

Details

Importing OVF packages to a managed or unmanaged ESX Server by using the virtual appliance import option in VI Client 2.5 succeeds only if the hardware family version of the OVF package matches the hardware version of the destination ESX Server.

Solution

Use Converter to import the OVF package. Converter is more flexible during imports, even when the hardware family of the OVF package does not match that of the destination.