CA API Gateway 9.x OVA File Support for ESX 6.5

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STARTER PACK-7 CA Rapid App Security CA API Gateway

Issue/Introduction

At the moment this KB has been wrote, API Gateway Appliance OVA  it is supported only to work with ESX 5.x or ESX 6 hypervisor.
Importing the OVA into ESX 6.5, it would not work out of the box. 

 

Environment

Release: L7SGA299000-9.2-API Gateway SOA Gateway-HARDWARE APPLIANCE DUAL CPU
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Resolution

Workaround:

An OVA conversion must be executed before to import into ESXi 6.5.
In order for the following method to successfully convert the API Gateway 9.2 OVA to ESXi 6.5 compatibility you will require OVFtool version 4.2.2. 
This software can be downloaded from: https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?productId=614&downloadGroup=OVFTOOL420 

Please note this method will produce an OVA that is only compatible with ESXi 6.5 

Once this has been installed from a command prompt, run the following. 

ovftool <current ova name> <new esxi 6.5 compatible ova name> 

Here an example of the expected output: 

./ovftool ~/gateway-9.2.00-6904-vmware-rhel-x86_64.ova ~/gateway-9.2.00-6904-vmware-rhel-x86_64-esxi65.ova 
Opening OVA source: /Users/DOBBR01/gateway-9.2.00-6904-vmware-rhel-x86_64.ova 
The manifest validates 
Opening OVA target: /Users/DOBBR01/gateway-9.2.00-6904-vmware-rhel-x86_64-esxi65.ova 
Writing OVA package: /Users/DOBBR01/gateway-9.2.00-6904-vmware-rhel-x86_64-esxi65.ova 
Transfer Completed 
Completed successfully 


The new generated OVA should be ready to be imported into 6.5 through the web based interface. 

DISCLAIMER: This KB article is for information purpose only. OVFtool is a 3rd party tool with no link to CA Technologies. Use the tool at your own discretion.