How to build latest VMware ESXi ISO image for Intel NUC 4th generation

When it comes to building cheap and reliable home lab Intel NUC computers are huge success. Their low power consumption and small footprint makes them perfect for almost any kind of home lab, including building a VSAN lab. Recently I ran into the issue where I needed an additional network card for my NUC. I needed to transfer vCenter server from iSCSI storage, to a VSAN datastore on the same host. Continue reading “How to build latest VMware ESXi ISO image for Intel NUC 4th generation”

Error: Failed to deploy OVF package: The task was canceled by a user

This error occurs when you export virtual machine from your ESXi or vCenter server as OVA or OVF template with ISO file mounted as CD/DVD drive. This settings are saved in the configuration file inside the OVF package. Please note that once you unpack OVF file, delte .mf file since it contains the SHA1 checksum of the OVA package and cannot be used again. Now edit the .ova file, which is basically the XML file and look for the following line: Continue reading “Error: Failed to deploy OVF package: The task was canceled by a user”