Failed to Deploy OVF Package: Invalid Configuration for Device 6

Failed to Deploy OVF Package: Invalid Configuration for Device ‘6’

During the import of an OVF (Open Virtualization Format) file into VMware, encountering the error message “Failed to deploy OVF Package: Invalid configuration for device ‘6’” can be frustrating. This issue often stems from a misconfiguration within the OVF file, specifically related to a device—typically a CD/DVD drive—causing the deployment to fail. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to address this problem and successfully import your OVF package into VMware.

Identifying the Issue:

The error message points to an invalid configuration concerning a specific device, usually labeled as ‘6’. This issue commonly arises due to a section within the OVF file related to a CD/DVD drive configuration. The erroneous configuration prevents the successful deployment of the OVF package.

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Solutions :

A viable solution involves manually editing the OVF file using a text editor like Notepad or Wordpad. Follow these steps to resolve the error:

  1. Locate the Problematic Section: Open the OVF file in the text editor and search for the CD/DVD drive configuration section resembling the following:

<Item ovf:required="false">
<rasd:ElementName>CD/DVD drive 1</rasd:ElementName>
<vmw:Config ovf:required="false" vmw:key="backing.exclusive" vmw:value="false" />

  1. Remove the Problematic Section: Delete or comment out the entire CD/DVD drive configuration section from the OVF file. Ensure to remove it completely to avoid any conflicts during the deployment process.
  2. Save the Edited OVF File: After making the necessary changes, save the modified OVF file.
  3. Retry the Deployment: Attempt to import the edited OVF file into VMware. This time, the deployment should proceed without encountering the previous error related to the ‘Invalid configuration for device ‘6”.


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Encountering the “Failed to deploy OVF Package: Invalid Configuration for Device ‘6’” error while importing an OVF file into VMware can be resolved by manually editing the OVF file to remove the problematic CD/DVD drive configuration section. This simple solution allows for a successful deployment, enabling users to effectively utilize their virtualized environments without any problem.

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