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Remove the serial interface from the template
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I think that it would be a good idea to simply remove the serial interface from the template.ovf file. The reason i say that is that *most* VMware vSphere environments do not even use the serial port or even have it configured. I notice when i built VyOS 1.2 Crux build, i had issues when spinning up the VM in addition to the parent Bug.

I would remove the following since it serves no purpose:

<Item ovf:required="false">
    <vmw:Config ovf:required="false" vmw:key="yieldOnPoll" vmw:value="false"/>

If someone wants to configure VyOS with a serial port and they are using vSerial ports or network-directed Serial ports, they can just as easily add one to the VM after the fact.

As the template stands right now, i have to remove the serial port before the VM will power up.


Difficulty level
Easy (less than an hour)
VyOS 1.3
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we now reworking this in favor of a cloud-init backed system with ovf environment as configuration source
this now passing VMWare certification and will be available shortly