Daily Archives: March 18, 2018

Failed to deploy OVF : Transport failed The OVF descriptor not available

Issue : You are deploying an OVA and it fails with an error message “Failed to deploy OVF” in the UI

On reading the detailed error message it indicates that the OVF descriptor was not available.

Cause : The OVF descriptor is ~40 KB file and may not be detected either due to file integrity of the downloaded OVA or while extraction incorrectely.


1- Validate integrity of the downloaded OVA, redownload if needed

2- Extract the OVF and manually check existence of OVF descriptor

3- Retry the deploy workflow, by manually selecting all the individual files associated to the OVA as below

Screen Shot 2018-03-18 at 8.32.00 PM

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4-Complete the workflow