vSphere IPI tries to access ESXi host API to upload CoreOS image file in OpenShift 4

Solution In Progress - Updated -


The OpenShift installer tries to upload the RHCOS image file required for deploying coreos template to one of the ESXi hosts instead of uploading it via vCenter:

INFO Obtaining RHCOS image file from 'https://releases-art-rhcos.svc.ci.openshift.org/art/storage/releases/rhcos-4.5/45.82.202008010929-0/x86_64/rhcos-45.82.202008010929-0-vmware.x86_64.ova?sha256=e7fc00902051d3933bde11fe5e25fa6d252f5388a6d6daa54107a756aadcf899'
INFO The file was found in cache: /home/<user>/.cache/openshift-installer/image_cache/abc7fccbe43d10b0fa665c80e3865ac7. Reusing...
INFO Creating infrastructure resources...
ERROR Error: failed to upload: Post https://<ESX-host>/disk-0.vmdk: dial tcp <ESX-host>:443: connect: connection timed out
ERROR   on ../../../../../tmp/openshift-install-020207499/main.tf line 43, in resource "vsphereprivate_import_ova" "import":
ERROR   43: resource "vsphereprivate_import_ova" "import" {
FATAL failed to fetch Cluster: failed to generate asset "Cluster": failed to create cluster: failed to apply Terraform: failed to complete the change


  • OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) 4.x
  • VMware vSphere 6.5+
  • Firewall preventing connection between bastion host and ESXi hosts.

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