Failed to deploy an OVA

Deploying an OVA to a VMware vSphere infrastructure can fail with the following error:

Failed to deploy OVF package: The request was aborted: The request was cancelled.

The OVA file can be damaged. Because an OVA file is a TAR, the archive can be tested using 7-Zip. Open the archive, use the verify function and see the result:

verify_7zip

The archive is corrupted, and the VMDK file cannot be extracted.