With the increasing adoption of VMware WebClient, we got more support cases from customers who use it for deploying our search engine appliance. In one sentence, it does NOT work and you will get error messages like, “the provided manifest file is invalid OVF.”
Although it’s an issue caused by VMware, we have to deal with the issue and tell customers how to work around it. I think the issue goes beyond our OVA, but all the other OVA based appliances from all vendors including those from VMware. So the workarounds we suggested to our customers will also benefit you.