While performing an “Export to OVF” task, came across the error “Could not connect to the remote source: couldn’t resolve host name”
I have a lab setup on vmware workstation, all VMs (ESXi, vCenter, DC) are configured with “Host-Only” network type.
My Laptop is in workgroup. In vCenter I have added the ESXi Hosts using FQDN.
When I initiate the Export to OVF task and provide the destination as my Laptop local drive (Desktop) I get the error as shown below.
To resolve it, I had to make the entry in “Hosts” file (C:\windows\System32\drivers\etc) with the IP address and the ESXi FQDN.
Next, Run IPConfig /Flushdns
Close the vsphere web client and re-login.
Try the Export and it was a success.