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  1. Download the ovftool:
  2. Install on the desktop that you will use to upload the image.
  3. Open an administrative command prompt.
  4. Navigate to where you installed the ovftool, which defaults to: C:\Program Files\Vmware\Vmware OVF Tool\
  5. The syntax for the ovftool is as follows:

    Code Block
    ovftool [parameter] source target

  6. There are many of parameters, but the minimum to deploy the Platform OVA is network (–net) and datastore (-ds):

    Code Block
    C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Tool> .\ovftool.exe ^
    	--acceptAllEulas -ds=disk2 --net:"nat"="VM Network" ^
    	'I:\Downloads\Platform-9.1-20180622.ova' vi://root@

    • The -acceptAllEulas switch is to accept the Caringo DataCore EULA.

    • The datastore is selected with the -ds= switch.
    • The network is selected with the --net: switch, which selects the "nat" network that the ovf expects/requires and the "VM Network" that exists on Hypervisor.
  7. Next, point to the download.
  8. Specify the host and VMware user that you are using to deploy the OVA.
  9. The output should resemble this: 

    Code Block
    Opening OVA source: I:\Downloads\Platform-9.1-20180622.ova
    The manifest validates
    Opening VI target: vi://root@
    Deploying to VI: vi://root@
    Transfer Completed
    Completed successfully
    PS C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Tool>