This is because you have a version of VMware Player which is not supported
or not correctly setup to use with Packer.

Rerun with: PACKER_LOG=1 packer build template.json
And attach the full log.

On Sep 21, 2016 22:39, "Steven Langlois" <acadi...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Using the bento-master templates I can successfully create VirtualBox VMs
> but I'm getting an error with VMWare.
>
> I installed:
>
> VMware-Player
> VMwareVIX
> QEMU
>
> I created a virtual machine with VMware-Player and installed VMware Tools
> but now I am stuck on this error. Any pointers are much appreciated.
>
> The output I am seeing:
>
> [newzr@newgw189 bento-master]$ packer build vmware-centos-7.2-x86_64.json
> vmware-iso output will be in this color.
>
> ==> vmware-iso: Downloading or copying ISO
>     vmware-iso: Downloading or copying: http://mirrors.kernel.org/
> centos/7.2.1511/isos/x86_64/CentOS-7-x86_64-DVD-1511.iso
> ^[c==> vmware-iso: Creating virtual machine disk
> ==> vmware-iso: Building and writing VMX file
> ==> vmware-iso: Starting HTTP server on port 8945
> ==> vmware-iso: Starting virtual machine...
> ==> vmware-iso: Error starting VM: VMware error: Unable to connect to host.
> ==> vmware-iso: Error: The specified version was not found
> ==> vmware-iso: Waiting 4.993297601s to give VMware time to clean up...
> ==> vmware-iso: Deleting output directory...
> Build 'vmware-iso' errored: Error starting VM: VMware error: Unable to
> connect to host.
> Error: The specified version was not found
>
> ==> Some builds didn't complete successfully and had errors:
> --> vmware-iso: Error starting VM: VMware error: Unable to connect to host.
> Error: The specified version was not found
>
> ==> Builds finished but no artifacts were created.
>
> My vmware-centos.json which is just the bento-master with virtual-box,
> parallels, and vagrant removed:
>
> [newzr@newgw189 bento-master]$ cat vmware-centos-7.2-x86_64.json
> {
>   "builders": [
>     {
>       "boot_command": [
>         "<tab> text ks=http://{{ .HTTPIP }}:{{ .HTTPPort }}/{{user
> `ks_path`}}<enter><wait>"
>       ],
>       "boot_wait": "10s",
>       "disk_size": "{{user `disk_size`}}",
>       "guest_os_type": "centos-64",
>       "headless": "{{ user `headless` }}",
>       "http_directory": "http",
>       "iso_checksum": "{{user `iso_checksum`}}",
>       "iso_checksum_type": "{{user `iso_checksum_type`}}",
>       "iso_url": "{{user `mirror`}}/{{user `mirror_directory`}}/{{user
> `iso_name`}}",
>       "output_directory": "packer-{{user `template`}}-vmware",
>       "shutdown_command": "echo 'vagrant' | sudo -S /sbin/halt -h -p",
>       "ssh_password": "vagrant",
>       "ssh_port": 22,
>       "ssh_username": "vagrant",
>       "ssh_wait_timeout": "10000s",
>       "tools_upload_flavor": "linux",
>       "type": "vmware-iso",
>       "vm_name": "{{ user `template` }}",
>       "vmx_data": {
>         "cpuid.coresPerSocket": "1",
>         "memsize": "{{ user `memory` }}",
>         "numvcpus": "{{ user `cpus` }}"
>       }
>     }
>   ],
>   "provisioners": [
>     {
>       "destination": "/tmp/bento-metadata.json",
>       "source": "{{user `metadata`}}",
>       "type": "file"
>     },
>     {
>       "environment_vars": [
>         "HOME_DIR=/home/vagrant",
>         "http_proxy={{user `http_proxy`}}",
>         "https_proxy={{user `https_proxy`}}",
>         "no_proxy={{user `no_proxy`}}"
>       ],
>       "execute_command": "echo 'vagrant' | {{.Vars}} sudo -S -E sh -eux
> '{{.Path}}'",
>       "scripts": [
>         "scripts/common/metadata.sh",
>         "scripts/common/sshd.sh",
>         "scripts/centos/networking.sh",
>         "scripts/centos/vmware.sh",
>         "scripts/centos/cleanup.sh",
>         "scripts/common/minimize.sh"
>       ],
>       "type": "shell"
>     }
>   ],
>   "variables": {
>     "box_basename": "centos-7.2",
>     "build_timestamp": "{{isotime \"20060102150405\"}}",
>     "cpus": "1",
>     "disk_size": "16384",
>     "git_revision": "__unknown_git_revision__",
>     "headless": "",
>     "http_proxy": "{{env `http_proxy`}}",
>     "https_proxy": "{{env `https_proxy`}}",
>     "iso_checksum": "907e5755f824c5848b9c8efbb484f3
> cd945e93faa024bad6ba875226f9683b16",
>     "iso_checksum_type": "sha256",
>     "iso_name": "CentOS-7-x86_64-DVD-1511.iso",
>     "ks_path": "centos-7.2/ks.cfg",
>     "memory": "512",
>     "metadata": "floppy/dummy_metadata.json",
>     "mirror": "http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos";,
>     "mirror_directory": "7.2.1511/isos/x86_64",
>     "name": "centos-7.2",
>     "no_proxy": "{{env `no_proxy`}}",
>     "template": "centos-7.2-x86_64",
>     "version": "2.1.TIMESTAMP"
>   }
> }
>
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