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VMware: Invalid Configuration for device # when deploying OVF/OVA...

Summary:
Ran into this message when attempting to import an OVF/OVA to vCenter via Web Client from a Mac.  Not all OVA/OVF's have this issue.

Workaround(s):
Upload and deploy from a Windows systemORUpload and deploy to a local datastore if available.ORUse OVFTool to deployExample:ovftool -ds=NameofTargetDatastore -n=NameYouWantVMtoBe --acceptAllEulas --net:bridged=NameofDVSorStdPortGroupYouWantVMattachedTo C:\Path\Turbonomic.ovavi://username%40mysubdomain.myrootdomain.suffix@vCenterNameorIP/virtualDatacenterName/host/ClusterName%40 translates the @ symbol for the OVFTool if you need to authenticate using standard AD UPN or SSO domain user.If Linux/Mac, replace C:\Path\Turbonomic.ova with /Path/Your.ova-net:bridged switch is optional and can also be different depending on how the OVF has that parameter defined.Target is Cluster assumes DRS enabled, go one further down and put hostname after cluster if DRS is not available.ORUse Import-vApp cmdlet from PowerCLIExample:$OVAConfig = Get…

Turbonomic: Network keeps dying when using static IP...

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Summary:
Deployed a new Turbonomic OVA 5.8.3 for some testing.  Logged into appliance via console, ran 'ipsetup' as instructed w/ 'static' selected.  VM stayed online for about 5 min. before dying.

Workaround:
Assuming DHCP is not an option, you simply need to change the 'bootpromo' entry from 'static' to 'none'  in the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 configuration file.You may also need to kill the dhcp client via killing network managersystemctl stop NetworkManagerchkconfig NetworkManager off"NetworkManager" is case sensitivesystemctl restart networkORYou can utilize nmtui to modify system eth0 configuration.If issues persist, utilize above steps.Details:
At some point it was likely that Turbonomic upgraded their OS instance, but failed to take into account a change in the OS' option 'static' being no longer a valid value and has been replaced w/ 'none'.  Seems to affect newer versions of linux OS'.  T…