I have a VMware vSphere essentials license, which includes one license for vCenter Operations Manager Foundation. When I try to deploy the OVF template of vCenter Operations Manager Foundation, I get the error:

The OVF package requires support for vApps with multiple VMs." "Details: Line 68: Unsupported element 'VirtualSystemCollection'

Here's a screenshot of this error:

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The exact filename is VMware-vcops-

I cannot create a new vApp in the File > New menu, most likely because my license does not support vApps.

How can I deploy this OVF template with my license?

EDIT: So I'm being told in the first comment I should not seek to install the vCenter Operations Manager and only install the vCenter Server. Why did they specifically list the Operations Center under the Essentials Kit and link to it?

Screenshot from the website:

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  • You don't want to the operations manager, you want the following. my.vmware.com/web/vmware/… – Jonathan Piccirilli Apr 11 '16 at 15:52
  • Ok, so ignore the vCenter Operations Manager Foundation link on the vSphere Essentials Kit Details page then? I put a new screenshot in the question. – steampowered Apr 11 '16 at 17:50

I ended up just installing from the .iso file and abandoning the OVF package. There are a few tutorials on how to do this. Some are posted here:




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