This OVF Deployment Error occurred after the vCenter server 6.5 upgrade. It was not happening in the previous versions and I can confirm that we were able to deploy the same OVF template in the 6.0 and 5.5 vCenter servers. This OVF Deployment error was not a common error and I thought to post this in my blog and I hope this post will help others as well.
Deploying OVF template is just a common task as a VMware admin and I’m not going to show you the steps of deploying an OVF template. The error message was appearing as below in the OVF Deployment window.
– 48:7:VALUE_ILLEGAL: Value ‘‘PIIX4’’ of ResourceSubType element not found in .
– 57:7:VALUE_ILLEGAL: Value ‘‘PIIX4’’ of ResourceSubType element not found in .
– 66:7:VALUE_ILLEGAL: Value ‘‘3’’ of Parent element does not refer to a ref of type DiskControllerReference.
How to fix this OVF Deployment Error ?
To fix this OVF Deployment error, open the OVF file using a text editor. I use Notepad ++ which is one of my favourite software. Right click on the OVF file and open with the text editor.
We were able to identify the below block of codes with the “IDE Controller“
We have changed the Controller type as “SCSI Controller” and saved the file
After saving the file, we restarted the OVF deployment and this time it was successful. It was a quick fix and hope this post will help others to resolve the similar OVF deployment errors.
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