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In this post Failed to deploy OVF package – quick error fix I will show you what can cause this error and what steps have to be taken in oder to fix it.

As I am preparing myself to VCP6-NV exam and I wanted to deploy NSX in my home lab. After downloading NSX binaries naturally I wanted to deploy OVF package. I tried it several times (vSS, vDS) and it was still not working. Below is the error I got.

Issue

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Cause

The cause was very simple. When I wanted to deploy OVF package ESXi hostname was not resolvable.

Solution

Quick fix is to simply add entries in hosts file on my Windows PC. After  changing hosts file OVF package (in my case NSX Manager) was successfully deployed.

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Wojciech Marusiak

Consultant at VMware Global, Inc.
I am innovative and experienced VMware and Windows Server Engineer with over 10 years in the IT industry specializing in VMware virtualization and Microsoft Server environment.

My experience and skills has been proven by leading vendor certifications like VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Data Center Administration, VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Data Center Design, VMware Certified Professional 6 - Data Center Virtualization, VMware Certified Professional 6 - Network Virtualization, Microsoft MCITP Server Administrator, ITIL V3, VMware vExpert 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Award.

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