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I use a MacBook Pro for work, and naturally my job involves a good amount of VM usage. VMWare Fusion is supposed to have good integration with ESXi, allowing you to connect to servers, manage VMs remotely, and transfer them to/from them. I find that the remote management works pretty well, and downloading VMs works most of the time, but I couldn’t get uploading them to our ESXi 6.5 host to work; I would always get cryptic errors like
Invalid configuration for device '0'. Even exporting the VM to an OVA file and importing it on the web interface wouldn’t work. One ticket with VMWare Support later and I finally have the correct import procedure:
.ovffile. It’s an XML file that describes the VM. Open it in your favorite text editor and change the
videoRamSizeInKBentry to 128MB (
After that, your VM should be ready to use.