you spend a lot of time preparing OVA to save time in future and enable cloning. then, during importing to remote ESXi you get following error message: Failed to deploy OVF package: The task was canceled by a user.. i didnt’ cancel anything! it’s frustrating, and it seems its a small problem on import format side, not on user side. OVA is simple ZIP file that can be unpacked, so you should do so. then, remove file with checksums (*.mf) and in the virtual machine definition file (*.vmx) change vmware.cdrom.iso to vmware.cdrom.atapi.

great job VMware, great job indeed!