T-Shoot: VIRL OVA Import Fails



    After downloading the VIRL OVA and attempting to deploy, the deployment fails with errors similar to these:

    • unable to resolve [hostname]
    • vmdk locked
    • unknown error

    The failed deployment may have a dump similar to this during the creation of the vmdk file.

    2016-01-29T10:33:27.849-05:00 verbose -[05276] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Creating disk C:\Users\[user]\Documents\Virtual Machines\virl.1.0.11.pc\\virl.1.0.11.pc-disk1.vmdk, 163840000 sectors, lsilogic
    2016-01-29T10:33:28.037-05:00 verbose -[05276] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Using file size as progress measure
    2016-01-29T10:33:28.052-05:00 verbose -[05304] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Opening disk target /vm/VirtualLsiLogicController0:0
    2016-01-29T11:31:17.545-05:00 verbose -[05304] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Connection error during download
    2016-01-29T11:31:17.561-05:00 verbose -[05276] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Connection error, sleep then retry (10 remaining)
    2016-01-29T11:31:22.599-05:00 info -[05296] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] CoreDump: Writing minidump
    2016-01-29T11:31:23.208-05:00 panic -[05296] [Originator@6876 sub=Default]


    Typically these errors are caused by a failed or corrupt download. To verify that your OVA is complete and has not been corrupted,  you need to verify its checksum. We provide the MD5 hash and SHA512 checksums to ensure your OVA file is numerically identical to the original published VIRL OVA.


    To verify OVA file validity, follow the steps outlined in How to: Verify OVA file checksum


    Additional Information and Further Reading

    Example of an invalid OVA XML file


    Error returned -- 56:50:PARSE_ERROR: Unexpected/mixed content

    Original thread:

    Has anyone installed VIRL on ESXi 6.5?

    Explanation and workaround:

    Re: Has anyone installed VIRL on ESXi 6.5?


    Error returned -- postnfcdata failed

    Original thread:

    ESXI 6.5 VIRL Install Error: postnfcdata failed

    Explanation and workaround:

    Re: ESXI 6.5 VIRL Install Error: postnfcdata failed