The OVA Package Name does not match the OVF File inside it

Downloaded a OVA file and tried to import it into my VMWare Workstation and if something can go wrong – it does.

“the ova package name does not match the ovf file inside it” was the error message, after some searching I found out that a OVA is nothing else than a compressed tar file with another ending but includes the OVF and VHD files.

Using 7-zip to look into it I found the name of the OVF and renamed the OVA to the same name – voila – it works ­čÖé

Author: Herbert

... works for Barracuda Networks AG ... lives in Wiener Neudorf ...

2 thoughts on “The OVA Package Name does not match the OVF File inside it”

  1. thx for the hint, i always love google for entering everyday’s problems , i renamed the .ova but didnt help , tried with converter ,workstation , now later with vSphere client to import in the ESX.. lets see

    otherwise OVF Tool of VMWARE prolly fix that crap !

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