Error importing into Virtualbox


Open visualisation format (OVF) is an open standard for packaging and

distributing virtual appliances. Essentially this is meant to ensure

portability of software and virtual machines across different

hypervisors, such as vmware, virtualbox, etc. However, I got an error

when importing an OVF file into virtualbox Version 5.0.12 r104815

“Host resource of type “Other Storage Device (20)” is supported with

SATA AHCI controllers only, line 47.”

Error reading "XXXXXX.ovf": Host resource of type "Other Storage Device (20)" is supported with SATA AHCI controllers only, line 47.





Result Code: 

VBOX_E_FILE_ERROR (0x80BB0004)

Component: 

ApplianceWrap

Interface: 

IAppliance {XXXXXX}

Fixed it by following the instructions on the forum<span

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Edited .ovf file in vim.

  • :%s/ElementName/Caption/g

  • :%s/vmware.sata.ahci/AHCI/

Deleted .mf file, else get an error regarding failure to verify manifest

Attempted re-import of appliance into VirtualBox 5. Only noticeable

issue was the name defaulted to “vm”, which was easily resolved by

double clicking name and entering correct name for the virtual

machine.

References:

  1. https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=61624

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