The VM-Series is delivered as a zip archive
in the Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA) format that expands into
If you are having trouble deploying the OVA image,
make sure the three files are unpacked and accessible. If necessary,
download and extract the OVA image again.
The virtual disk in the OVA image is nearly 1GB. It must
be present on the computer running the vSphere client, or it must
be accessible as a URL for the OVA image.
the network connection between the vSphere client computer and the
target ESXi host has low latency and sufficient bandwidth. If the
connection is poor, the OVA deployment can take hours, or timeout
You can minimize this problem if you host the image
on a device in the same network as the ESXi host.
Any firewalls in the path must allow TCP ports 902 and 443
from the vSphere client to the ESXi host(s).
ESX 6.5.0a build 4887370 limits you to 2 CPU cores per socket.
If you are deploying a VM-300, VM-500 or VM-700 to which you want
to allocate more than 2 vCPUs per socket, refer to the VMware KB:
https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/53354, for a workaround.