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Virtual appliance deployment fails with OVF import
Article ID: 76598
STARTER PACK-7CA Rapid App SecurityCA API Gateway
When trying to install a new API Gateway server from a virtual appliance for CA API Gateway we get a error . Deployment fails on VMWare with following error "OVF package with compressed disks is currently not supported for OVF import".
Release: Component: APIGTW
This is caused by a problem with VMware Vsphere which is not able to import compresses ova files. This is also mentioned in the VMWare 6,5 release notes that an OVF image with compressed disks could fail to import. The workaround is to convert the OVF image with the Vmware open virtualization format tools from https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=OVFTOOL400&productId=353 using "ovftool.exe original.ova newimagename.ova “ or upgrade your vSphere to 6.5U1b.