Heintraag Absent Member.
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Cannot deploy OVF into vmware vsphere 5.1

I got three systems running Vsphere 5.1 and i cannot deploy the filr ovf on any of them. I get a very helpfull System Error message but no clue as to why it is failing.

I downloaded the filr file from the download page of Novell and followed the instructions here: https://www.novell.com/documentation/novell-filr1/filr1_inst/data/b12r2lau.html

Even Vmware workstation 8 will not import the OVF.

I really want to have a go at testing Filr. The sooner we get rid of Dropbox the better! It would be nice if someone can tell me what we are doing wrong at this point.
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Re: Cannot deploy OVF into vmware vsphere 5.1

Heintraag;2269078 wrote:
I got three systems running Vsphere 5.1 and i cannot deploy the filr ovf on any of them. I get a very helpfull System Error message but no clue as to why it is failing.

I downloaded the filr file from the download page of Novell and followed the instructions here: https://www.novell.com/documentation/novell-filr1/filr1_inst/data/b12r2lau.html

Even Vmware workstation 8 will not import the OVF.

I really want to have a go at testing Filr. The sooner we get rid of Dropbox the better! It would be nice if someone can tell me what we are doing wrong at this point.


I hate to ask, but are you using 7-Zip to extract the download from Novell?

If not, that may be the reason why.

Winzip (for some reason) doesn't work right for however Novell compressed the file.

I have to 7-zip the file to get to the other uncompressed file, and then 7-zip (unzip) THAT file, so that it'll make the directory with the 3 files (I think 3 files) in it.
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Re: Cannot deploy OVF into vmware vsphere 5.1

Did you crc check the downloaded zip file?

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Re: Cannot deploy OVF into vmware vsphere 5.1

Heintraag;2269078 wrote:
I got three systems running Vsphere 5.1 and i cannot deploy the filr ovf on any of them. I get a very helpfull System Error message but no clue as to why it is failing.


Anymore detail on the error? I've imported the appliance into a couple of 5.1 hosts, that should not be a problem.

As others stated, have you checked the md5sum of your downloads with those listed on the Filr download page?

Cheers,
Willem
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Heintraag Absent Member.
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Re: Cannot deploy OVF into vmware vsphere 5.1

I used 7-zip to unzip the files we downloaded.

I got it installed now. I used ovftool from vmware workstation to convert the ovf to a vmx. And then i could register that vmx into vsphere 5.1

Now battling with the LDAP part of the setup. It can read the groups but somehow users are not downloaded into Filr. I understand basic forum rules so i will post this question elsewhere 🙂 Thanks for the replies!
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