Using Fusion to generate an Expedition OVA

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Using Fusion to generate an Expedition OVA

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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




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\\ 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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