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  • Latest Post - ‏2012-05-08T05:33:14Z by Wojtekr72
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Pinned topic Trying to import OVA file for AIX Virtual Appliance - Failed

‏2012-03-16T18:40:42Z |
Has anyone here ever been successfull importing OVA file for AIX 6.1 ?

I downloaded OVA file : OVA, AIX V6.1 Base (Open Archive Format, TL 6100-07-00, 10/2011) from IBM ESS site, Entitled Software download.

When I try to import it to create a new Virtual Appliance, I get an error message :

March 16, 2012 6:47:36 PM CET-Level:1-MEID:0--MSG: Job "Import virtual appliance - March 16, 2012 6:47:33 PM GMT+01:00" activated.
March 16, 2012 6:47:36 PM CET-Level:200-MEID:0--MSG: Subtask "Import virtual appliance" activated.
March 16, 2012 6:47:36 PM CET-Level:200-MEID:0--MSG: No clients to start.
March 16, 2012 6:47:36 PM CET-Level:200-MEID:0--MSG: Subtask activation status changed to "Active".
March 16, 2012 6:47:36 PM CET-Level:200-MEID:0--MSG: Subtask activation status changed to "Active".
March 16, 2012 6:47:36 PM CET-Level:1-MEID:0--MSG: Job activation status changed to "Active".
March 16, 2012 6:47:36 PM CET-Level:150-MEID:0--MSG: DNZIMC047I Validated Descriptor Envelope for Virtual Appliance OVF Package file /tmp/install/AIX/ESD_-_AIX_6.1_Base_TL_6100-07-00_102011.ova.
March 16, 2012 6:47:36 PM CET-Level:200-MEID:0--MSG: Subtask activation status changed to "Active".
March 16, 2012 6:47:59 PM CET-Level:150-MEID:0--MSG: DNZIMC036E A file that is part of the Virtual Appliance OVF Package file /tmp/install/AIX/ESD_-_AIX_6.1_Base_TL_6100-07-00_102011.ova was not found. The file is referenced in OVF Descriptor References Section File reference ovf:id=file1, ovf:href=6170_mksysb was not found in the imported package.
March 16, 2012 6:48:01 PM CET-Level:200-MEID:0--MSG: Subtask activation status changed to "Complete with errors".
March 16, 2012 6:48:01 PM CET-Level:1-MEID:0--MSG: Job activation status changed to "Complete with errors".
March 16, 2012 6:48:01 PM CET-Level:50-MEID:0--MSG: DNZIMC037E 1 files referenced in References Section of Virtual Appliance OVF package file /tmp/install/AIX/ESD_-_AIX_6.1_Base_TL_6100-07-00_102011.ova were not found in the OVF Package. The OVF Package cannot be imported.
March 16, 2012 6:48:01 PM CET-Level:200-MEID:0--MSG: Subtask activation status changed to "Complete with errors".
Please advise !
Updated on 2012-05-08T05:33:14Z at 2012-05-08T05:33:14Z by Wojtekr72
  • Wojtekr72
    Wojtekr72
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    Re: Trying to import OVA file for AIX Virtual Appliance - Failed

    ‏2012-05-02T10:26:12Z  
    I've got same issue. Have you found the answer or solution?
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: Trying to import OVA file for AIX Virtual Appliance - Failed

    ‏2012-05-02T11:03:47Z  
    • Wojtekr72
    • ‏2012-05-02T10:26:12Z
    I've got same issue. Have you found the answer or solution?
    No, never got any advice nor found any solution to that issue.

    Thibaud
  • Wojtekr72
    Wojtekr72
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    Re: Trying to import OVA file for AIX Virtual Appliance - Failed

    ‏2012-05-04T07:43:15Z  
    No, never got any advice nor found any solution to that issue.

    Thibaud
    Hi Thibaud
    I've opened PMR on this issue. If I receive solution I'll let you know.

    Wojtek
  • Wojtekr72
    Wojtekr72
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    Re: Trying to import OVA file for AIX Virtual Appliance - Failed

    ‏2012-05-08T05:33:14Z  
    No, never got any advice nor found any solution to that issue.

    Thibaud
    I've found two workarounds:

    1. Untar ova file and point to ovf file, for me it works like a charm.
    2. Capture existing AIX mksysb image on NIM server:

    smcli captureva -r OID -F repos:/+/path/to/mksysb/image+ -n MyAIX71VA -A "cpushare=1.0,memsize=1024"

    You can find OID of repository with following command:

    smcli lsrepos -ol