Deploy Oracle VitualBox apps in Esxi VSphere

Use Oracle VitualBox apps in VSphere

 

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After spending close to 1 month on this trivial issue finally I got to work this. I am listing the steps to deploy an Oracle VM on Esxi VSphere

Step 1- Convert Esxi vpshere .ova file to .ovf format, which is an Oracle Virtual Box format.

I used linux tar utility to get the output file in ovf format.

tar xvf SomeVMImage.ova

Step 2- Make these changes before deploying oracle VBox .ovf file in VSphere 
a. Open the .ovf file in text editor ( I used Notepad++)

And, replace the below line :

<vssd:VirtualSystemType>virtualbox-2.2</vssd:VirtualSystemType>

with this

<vssd:VirtualSystemType>vmx-07</vssd:VirtualSystemType>

b. To avoid the error message : Line 66: OVF hardware element ‘ResourceType’ with instance ID ‘5’: No support for the virtual hardware device type ’20’In the same file, modify the item Instance 5:

<Item>

<rasd:Address>0</rasd:Address>
<rasd:Caption>sataController0</rasd:Caption>
<rasd:Description>SATA Controller</rasd:Description>
<rasd:ElementName>sataController0</rasd:ElementName>
<rasd:InstanceID>5</rasd:InstanceID>
<rasd:ResourceSubType>AHCI</rasd:ResourceSubType>
<rasd:ResourceType>20</rasd:ResourceType>
</Item>

With this

<Item>
<rasd:Address>0</rasd:Address>
<rasd:Caption>SCSIController</rasd:Caption>
<rasd:Description>SCSI Controller</rasd:Description>
<rasd:ElementName>SCSIController</rasd:ElementName>
<rasd:InstanceID>5</rasd:InstanceID>
<rasd:ResourceSubType>lsilogic</rasd:ResourceSubType>
<rasd:ResourceType>6</rasd:ResourceType>
</Item>

For me this worked like a breeze, and I was able to deploy Oracle VM into ESXI.

 

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