Error Deploy OVF Template Not Supported on vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 U1

After recently Upgrading to vCenter 6.5 U1 , I was trying to import an OVF and received the following error: “ This version of vCenter Server does not support Deploy OVF Template using this version of vSphere Web Client. To Deploy OVF Template, login with version of vSphere Web Client. “.

The following KB from VMware addresses this issue and worked like a charm for me 2151085 .

This is a known issue seen with several upgrade paths to vSphere 6.5 Update 1. Not all upgrade paths are affected, VMware is investigating affected paths this article will be updated once confirmed.

Currently, there is no resolution.
To work around this issue:

  1. Connect to the vCenter Server Appliance with an SSH session and root credentials.
  2. Run this command to enable access the Bash shell:
    shell.set –enabled true
  3. Type shell and press Enter.
  4. Navigate to /etc/vmware-content-library/config/ with this command:
    cd /etc/vmware-content-library/config/
  5. Create a backup of the and with these commands:
  6. Rename to
  7. Restart the Content Library service:
    service-control –stop vmware-content-library;service-control –start vmware-content-library
  8. Refresh the vSphere Web Client browser Window.

All Credits to VMware.

Salam Smile .

3 thoughts

  1. Tried following this but my config file dosent have a file called

    /etc/vmware-content-library/config ]# ls

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