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Oct 26, 2011

11.0.0 on VMware Player?





I'm unable to get the 11.0.0 .ova to load in VMware player, receiving "access denied" error, and a warning that it's not a properly formatted OVF.



Has anyone gotten this to work? I can import into ESXi no problem, and I'm in the process of exporting a .vmx+vmdk but that seems rather clunky...









2 Replies

  • You'll have to convert the OVA to another format for use with VMware Player as the BIG-IP 11.0.0 OVA contains options specific to VMware ESX and ESXi deployments.



  • I got it working via converting to a .vmx in ovftool. It may be worth it for F5 to post a doc on this. If your a virtualization pro it's not too bad, but if you're Joe User, probably not so much...