A quick post on how to enable the import of vShield Manager 5.0.1 OVA as a vApp Template into vCloud Director. This will allow you to spin up vCloud Director labs inside of vCloud Director for some crazy inception action.
Note: that this method can be used for other appliances.
As you know if you downloaded vShield Manager from VMware, the file format would be in OVA format, which is not compatible with vCloud Director.
This post goes through some of the steps required to
Once you’ve downloaded the VMware-vShield-Manager-5.0.1-638924.ova file, use the VMWare OVFTool to convert it to OVF format.
Open up the command prompt and run the following, assuming that the ova file is saved in C:\Users\Hugo Phan\Downloads\
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Tool>ovftool.exe “c:\users\Hugo Phan\Downloads\VMware-vShield-Manager-5.0.1-638924.ova” “C:\Users\Hugo Phan\Downloads\VMware-vShield-Manager-5.0.1-638924.ovf”
The following files will then be extracted within the directory
If you now tried to use the current .ovf file to upload vShield Manager into VCD as a vApp Template, you will see the following error:
We need to remove the vmw:ExtraConfig elements from the .ovf file. To do this follow these instructions: