VMware: The OVF Descriptor is Not Available

KB ID 0001483


I’ve seen this a couple of times now, and each time I’ve (wrongly) assumed that the OVA/OVF file I’ve downloaded is either corrupt, or it has some sort of problem.

OVF Descriptor Is Not Available

Failed to deploy OVF package.
A general system error occurred:
Transfer failed: The OVF descriptor is not available.


Redeploy the OVF file, but this time instead of selecting the Cluster, select A SPECIFIC HOST to deploy to, this time it deployed without error.

Note: I’m using vCenter 6.5, ESX 6.5, and Firefox to manage the vCenter. I’ve seen the same problem with vCenter 6.7 and Chrome.

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Author: PeteLong

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