Converting Virtual Box OVF to VMware ESXi

March 13, 2018 Jordansphere VMware

Problem:

I was attempting to deploy the Zabbix 3.4.x appliance consistiing of an OVF and singled VMDK to a UAT vCenter 5.5 deployment. The following error appeared:

vbtoESXi1-error

The OVF package requires unsupported hardware.
Details: Line 25: Unsupported hardware family 'virtualbox-2.2'
 
 

Solution

 

Edit the OVF (in my case I used notepad++)

 

Change line 29 from virtual box-2.2

vbtoESXi1

to vmx-10

vbtoESXi1-1

However this did not fix the issue and the folllowing error appeared:

vbtoESXi2-error

The OVF package requires unsupported hardware
Details: Line 66: OVF hardware element 'Resource Type' instance ID '5': No support for the virtual hardware device

To fix this issue we need to make a further change

Change this config item

vbtoESXi2

to this:

vbtoESXi3

esxi, ovf, unsupported hardware, virtual box,

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