Following instruction How-To's OVF

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Following instruction How-To's OVF

Post by irena22 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:58 am

Hello:
I am following instructions How-To's video Installing eve-ng on ESXi OVA. I downloaded the Eve Community OVA; however, the file extension resulted in OVF. I do understand the difference between OVA and OVF. I am on MAC and do not have a vSphere Client desktop version. I am using the web interface instead. In ESXi 6.0.0 Web interface, I click on Create/Register VM > Deploy a virtual machine from an OVF or OVA file > Selected a newly downloaded OVF > Next and there is an error " You need to select a VMDK". The VMDK is already part of the OVF file, isn't it? What do I do? I renamed the file extension from OVF to OVA, the installation went through. I started the machine but it sits there with the flash page and does nothing. Please advise

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Re: Following instruction How-To's OVF

Post by Uldis (UD) » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:06 am

My friend, EVE Software is provided in OVA format, and no issyes deploy it in any esxi. Web GUI ESXi interface works great.
https://www.eve-ng.net/downloads/eve-ng-2

And no need extraxt OVA file to get ovf.
Simply use open vm from ova

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Re: Following instruction How-To's OVF

Post by irena22 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:53 pm

No, it is not working. I am trying to install 2018 file on different ESXi's ( 6 and 6.5) and 2019 on different ESXi's with no luck. The most current file you have for download is resulted as OVF, which is fine. But the ESXi does not see it. Will try again

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Re: Following instruction How-To's OVF

Post by irena22 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:57 pm

this is the most current image from this site. I downloaded it yesterday.
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Re: Following instruction How-To's OVF

Post by irena22 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:03 pm

this image with .ova extention is working . This image is 2018 edition or whatever it was back in 2018
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Re: Following instruction How-To's OVF

Post by Uldis (UD) » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:50 pm

I dont know form where do you download OVF, but it is obviously NOT EVE original image then. EVE Original EVE Community comes as OVA only.

Current OVA is here !!!

https://www.eve-ng.net/downloads/eve-ng-2

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Re: Following instruction How-To's OVF

Post by irena22 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:49 pm

Yes, I followed the exact same link you just posted. Check the attachments. Why is that converting to OVF?
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Re: Following instruction How-To's OVF

Post by irena22 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:51 pm

See? It converts to OVF?
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Re: Following instruction How-To's OVF

Post by Uldis (UD) » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:19 pm

NO, it is OVA
no need extract during download :)

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Re: Following instruction How-To's OVF

Post by Uldis (UD) » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:28 pm

uploaded image is OVA, not OVF

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