ESXi 6.7 – OVF Export Fails on VMDK export

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I just installed VMware ESXi on a Dell R620 to test with. I have an opensuse 42.3 Linux guest VM that is powered off. When I go to export as OVF I can fetch the .ovf file, but it fails to fetch the associated VMDK. In Google Chrome I get “Failed – Network Error.” When I use Firefox it fetches about 80-90MB of the VMDK and then stops. There is no error shown. On the ESXi host, it shows the request for the export but does not log any actual error.


I tried downloading the VMDK via the datastore browser but that didn’t fetch the actual vmdk.

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