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Create a Custom Image via API

Hello. When I try to import an image (vmdk disk) from VMWare cloud director via the API directly, I get an error “Your source URL is unreachable”. At the same time, when I store the same vmdk disk in google cloud storage and share a link to it, the import proceeds without any problems.

Could you give me an advice on what could be the problem? Is there a way to avoid unnecessary data transfer (from VMware vcloud director to another storage)? After all, VMWare gives a direct link which allows to download files without authorization. What is the difference between VMWare and google endpoints?


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Seems like DO first request is HTTP HEAD and VMWare Cloud Director doesn’t support this and just returns HTTP 501 code.

This causes the error “Your source URL is unreachable”.