vSphere 6.5: OVF Import – The provided manifest file is invalid

Importing a template from vSphere 5.5 and importing to vSphere 6.5 the following error was encountered: The provided manifest file is invalid: Invalid OVF checksum algorithm: SHA1 To get fix this error the following steps were taken: Step 1 – is to extract your ova template (after all its only a zip) You will notice 3 files once […]

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Convert VirtualBox VDI to VMware VMDK

I am in the process of moving VirtualBox vdi’s over the VMware ESXi host so what better chance is there to post the process I am taking to make this happen. To perform this “magic” trick you will be using the VBoxManger tool to clone the VirtualBox disk into VMware formatted disk types. I am […]

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Raw Hard Disk (dd) Images As VMDK Virtual Disks

Written in Java and is designed to be OS independent. raw2vmdk creates an appropriately structured VMDK file that refers to the raw image, which can then be mounted by VMware. It is extremely simple to use and provides the required results in seconds. This is a new tool, so if you have any feedback please do […]