Bug ID 685056: VE OVAs is not the supported platform to run VMware guest OS customization

Last Modified: Sep 13, 2023

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP MA-VE(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:

Fixed In:

Opened: Sep 22, 2017

Severity: 3-Major


VMware vCenter fails to create customization specification wizard because the BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) OVA's OSType is set to 'Other 64-bit'.


VMware guest OS customization fails (cannot create customization specification wizard).


When applying VMware guest OS customization on VMware BIG-IP VE.


You can use either of the following workarounds: - Apply VMware guest OS customization with 'ovftool'. - Manually set OSType to 'Other 3.x Linux 64-bit'.

Fix Information

OS type embedded in .ovf file in VE OVAs has been changed from 'Other 64-bit' to 'Other 3.x Linux 64-bit' to enable VMware guest OS customization.

Behavior Change

In this release, the OS type set in .ovf file in the BIG-IP VE SCSI OVA images for VMware has been changed from 'Other 64bit' to 'Other 3.x Linux 64bit'. This enables 'VMware Guest Customization' via VMware vCenter.

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