OVf error on line 9

Bug #492608 reported by sgottesman on 2009-12-04
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Bug Description

during import of the ovf file for wordpress you receive an error

line9: unsupported value 'http://www.vmware.com/interfaces/specications/vmdk.html#sparse' for attribute 'formate' on element 'disk'.

I am running vcenter 4 sp 1
esx 4.0

Liraz (liraz-siri) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this. I'd like you to try a couple of things to help us find a solution for this.

1) try editing the OVF file, and changing the format from:

http://www.vmware.com/interfaces/specifications/vmdk.html#sparse

To:

http://www.vmware.com/specifications/vmdk.html#sparse

If that works great. If it doesn't, we may have to find a workaround such as using ovftool to convert the OVF to a different VMDK format. Instead of the sparse format ESX seems to like the streamOptimized format the best. OVFtool can convert a VMDK to streamOptimized.

2) using ovftool to convert the OVF file:

ovftool path/to/appliance.ovf path/to/appliance2.ovf

If that doesn't work try converting to vmx and back:

ovftool path/to/appliance.ovf path/to/appliance.vmx
ovftool path/to/appliance.vmx path/to/appliance.ovf

Thanks!

Ok,

Tried the line change: no dice
Tried the convert to ovf: no dice
Tried the convert to vmx: through an error on line 9

Thanks

Scott G

-----Original Message-----
From: <email address hidden> [mailto:<email address hidden>] On Behalf Of
Liraz
Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2009 11:47 AM
To: Scott Gottesman
Subject: [Bug 492608] Re: OVf error on line 9

Thanks for reporting this. I'd like you to try a couple of things to
help us find a solution for this.

1) try editing the OVF file, and changing the format from:

http://www.vmware.com/interfaces/specifications/vmdk.html#sparse

To:

http://www.vmware.com/specifications/vmdk.html#sparse

If that works great. If it doesn't, we may have to find a workaround
such as using ovftool to convert the OVF to a different VMDK format.
Instead of the sparse format ESX seems to like the streamOptimized
format the best. OVFtool can convert a VMDK to streamOptimized.

2) using ovftool to convert the OVF file:

ovftool path/to/appliance.ovf path/to/appliance2.ovf

If that doesn't work try converting to vmx and back:

ovftool path/to/appliance.ovf path/to/appliance.vmx
ovftool path/to/appliance.vmx path/to/appliance.ovf

Thanks!

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OVf error on line 9
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Status in TurnKey Linux: New

Bug description:
during import of the ovf file for wordpress you receive an error

line9: unsupported value
'http://www.vmware.com/interfaces/specications/vmdk.html#sparse' for
attribute 'formate' on element 'disk'.

I am running vcenter 4 sp 1
esx 4.0

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Liraz (liraz-siri) wrote :

OK, I hear vSphere changed a few things. According to the community feedback we're receiving you can use the existing OVF but you'll need to convert it first with OVF tools:

http://www.turnkeylinux.org/forum/support/20090929/vmware-tools#comment-1292

2000adm (2000adm) wrote :

I am running VmWare ESXi-4.0.
I have the same bug during importing of the ovf file for DokuWiki and TWiki Appliances.
Appliances have been downloaded from you site today.

2000adm (2000adm) wrote :

Solution:

 I've removed OVF file and created new using: ovftool path/to/appliance.vmx path/to/appliance.ovf

Results of: ovftool --schemaValidate path/to/appliance.ovf

For old OVF file:
Deployment Sizes:
  Flat disks: 20.00 GB
  Sparse disks: Unknown

For new OVF file:
Deployment Sizes:
  Flat disks: 20.00 GB
  Sparse disks: 411.50 MB

New OVF file have been imported without error on line 9.

Changed in turnkeylinux:
status: New → Confirmed
status: Confirmed → New
Jeremy Davis (jedmeister) wrote :

I think this bug is now resolved? Can anyone confirm that it's no longer a problem?

Changed in turnkeylinux:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Jeremy Davis (jedmeister) wrote :

Please reopen if anyone encounters this...

Changed in turnkeylinux:
status: New → Invalid
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