Using Fusion to generate an Expedition OVA

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Using Fusion to generate an Expedition OVA

If you're looking to deploy Expedition into an ESXi environment you can use Fusion to convert the Expedition vmdk to an OVA format using the steps below. 

 

I am running Fusion ver 10.1.3

 

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YOU = Your username on your Mac

 

To deploy the OVA in ESXi 6.0 and earlier you will need to explicitly choose the has as sha1 (default is sha256)

 

--shaAlgorithm=sha1 ( myMac:VMware OVF Tool YOU$ ./ovftool --acceptAllEulas --shaAlgorithm-sha1 \)

 

 

myMac:~ YOU$ cd /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library/VMware\ OVF\ Tool/


myMac:VMware OVF Tool YOU$ ./ovftool --acceptAllEulas \


> /Users/YOU/Documents/Virtual\ Machines.localized/Expedition-Beta.vmwarevm/Expedition-Beta.vmx \


> ~/Desktop/Expedition-Beta.ova


Opening VMX source: /Users/YOU/Documents/Virtual Machines.localized/Expedition-Beta.vmwarevm/Expedition-Beta.vmx


Opening OVA target: /Users/YOU/Desktop/Expedition-Beta.ova


Writing OVA package: /Users/YOU/Desktop/Expedition-Beta.ova


Transfer Completed


Completed successfully


myMac:VMware OVF Tool YOU$

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