Failed to Deploy OVF Package. The task was canceled by a user

Past few days ago, I had trouble when trying to deploy OVA into vSphere ESXI platform. The error message shown as subject, “Failed to Deploy OVF Package. The task was canceled by a user”. Tried many times follow couple article even KB from VMware didn’t work at all. Had check from the hostd.log unfortunately it show nothing. But, finally i got insight from here, someone said that we may need to remove certain files and do modification from OVF file.

Failed to deploy OVF package - task was canceled by a user

Here is the simple ways to fix it;

  1. Extract your OVA file, you may use WinRAR, therefore consist 3 files; OVF, MF & VMDK
  2. Discard MF file
  3. Rectify following command from OVF
    • <rasd:ResourceSubType>vmware.cdrom.iso</rasd:ResourceSubType> to
    • <rasd:ResourceSubType>vmware.cdrom.atapi</rasd:ResourceSubType>
  4. Deploy OVF one at the end (Not OVA anymore)

Failed to deploy OVF package - task was canceled by a user 2Eventually you succeeded to provision new virtual machine.

Hope this helps.

Cheers

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