VCSA 6.7 install OVF Tool Failed to transfer “Bad return code from POST request: 404”

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Hoping someone can help me here.  Doing a new deploy on a single ESXi 6.7 host (build 16316930)  using VMWare-VCSA-all-6.7.0-15132721. All DNS is setup locally and both ESXi host and VCSA resolve/ping using FQDN and short name. OVF log reports teh following lines…


2020-08-19T14:32:58.270-04:00 verbose OVFTool[10032] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Initializing new curl session

2020-08-19T14:32:58.274-04:00 warning OVFTool[10032] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] No Proxy Certificate specified.

2020-08-19T14:32:58.274-04:00 verbose OVFTool[10032] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Parsing URL…

2020-08-19T14:32:58.274-04:00 verbose OVFTool[10032] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] is redirected to

2020-08-19T14:32:58.274-04:00 verbose OVFTool[10032] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Changing HttpWriterFactory path to

2020-08-19T14:32:58.291-04:00 verbose OVFTool[10032] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Closing image source and targets

2020-08-19T14:32:58.291-04:00 verbose OVFTool[10032] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Bad return code from POST request: 404

2020-08-19T14:32:58.291-04:00 error OVFTool[10032] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Error closing image-target


Packet capture shows the installer closing the connection with a RST (reset) after the “Bad return code” event.


Any help here would be appreciated…. I have tried both GUI and CLI install


installer log displays the following…


2020-08-19 18:32:56,418 – vCSACliInstallLogger – INFO – OVF Tool: Opening OVA source: H:vcsa-cli-installerwin32….vcsaVMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-

2020-08-19 18:32:56,446 – vCSACliInstallLogger – INFO – OVF Tool:

The manifest does not validate

2020-08-19 18:32:56,583 – vCSACliInstallLogger – INFO – OVF Tool:

Opening VI target: vi://root@

2020-08-19 18:32:57,432 – vCSACliInstallLogger – INFO – OVF Tool:

Deploying to VI: vi://root@

2020-08-19 18:33:03,293 – vCSACliInstallLogger – INFO – OVF Tool: Transfer Failed                      

2020-08-19 18:33:03,320 – vCSACliInstallLogger – INFO – OVF Tool: Transfer Failed                      

2020-08-19 18:33:03,346 – vCSACliInstallLogger – INFO – OVF Tool:

Error: Failed to send http data

2020-08-19 18:33:05,471 – vCSACliInstallLogger – INFO – OVF Tool:

Completed with errors

2020-08-19 18:33:05,499 – vCSACliInstallLogger – ERROR – Deployment failed. OVF Tool return error code: 1


Any help would be appreciated…. Thank you in advance.

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