Unable to deploy appliance with VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 2

  • 7023863
  • 09-May-2019
  • 21-Aug-2019


Filr 3
Filr 4


Import of OVF and VMDK files using VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 2 fails at last step with error:
Unhandled exception (1)
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Detailed message:
Cause: Possibly unhandled rejection: {}
Version: 1.33.3
Build: 12923304ESXi: 6.7.0
Browser: Mozilla/5.0

Exception stack:



The problem is expected to be fixed in upcoming update from VMware.

As a workaround for this problem, use one of the following methods. 

1. Remove the small Filr.x86_64- file before beginnig. After unzipping the .ovf, you'll find three files, such as

               3 File(s)  1,914,193,751 bytes

Move the Filr.x86_64- to another location, then retry the depolyment.

2. Import the ovf using the ovftool command, as follows:

ovftool --datastore=${hypervisorDatastore} --network="VM Network"  -dm=thin --skipManifestCheck --name=${VM_Name} $ovf vi://${hypervisorUserName}:${hypervisorPassword}\@${hypervisorIP}

For example:

ovftool --datastore=datastore1 --network="VM Network"  -dm=thin --skipManifestCheck --name=Filr4-155 /tmp/Filr.x86_64- vi://root:novell@123\@

This assumes that the .ovf and .vmdk file are in the same directory.

3. Import the files using other hypervisor (for instance VMware Fusion) and migrate VM from there.