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> Can I use ovf tool to deloy ovftemplate on ESXi server? Yes. Simply use the hostname/IP address of the ESX server, e.g. ovftool MyGreatApp.ovf vi:/// Note that an ESX host does not support vApps nor OVF properties.
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Yes, that it means that the OVF descriptor is missing. The SugarCRM appliance used in the example is unfortunately not publicly available. You can download public appliances from the Virtual Appliance Marketplace: http://www.vmware.com/appliances/directory/cat/0?k=ovf Or you can simply export VMs as OVF packages using the vSphere Client or Workstation 8. Thanks, /Rene
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Hi Ben, I assume you mean dozen of OVF properties. If I understand your question right, you want to create an OVF that has no OVF properties (e.g., customized with a specific set of OVF propertty values), so it can be uploaded to vCloud Director? The good news is that you no longer need to worry about that, as the just released vCloud Directory 1.5 does support OVF properties directly. If you don't want to prompt for all of the properties in the UI, you can use the ovf:userConfigurable="false" attribute on the element. BTW, The OVF Whitepaper [1] has an example of a deployment option (see section starting on line 491) [1] http://www.dmtf.org/sites/default/files/standards/documents/DSP2017_1.0.0.pdf
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Hi Shauni, Unfortunately, our demo SugarCRM OVF package is not publicly available. The following two blog posts might be able to help: http://blogs.vmware.com/vapp/2009/08/configuring-ovf-properties-through-vmware-studio-20.html http://blogs.vmware.com/vapp/2009/07/selfconfiguration-and-the-ovf-environment.html Thanks, /Rene
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Hi Mike, Thanks for the nice comment. We are planning to do a post on how to use the OVF environment to do IP assignments, how to use the IP Pool in vCenter, and so forth. I will dump the priority up on this topic. Stay tuned. /Rene
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