ESXi = install ISO or upgrade .zip
vCenter server: Install ISO, appliance ovf, appliance ova
vCops = appliance .ova or upgrade .pak
Data protection= .ova or upgrade ISO
Orchestrator= appliance ovf or appliance ova
vCNS = appliance ova or upgrade gz
vSphere Replication: appliance ISO or appliance zip (both contain ovf files)
Is it just me or is it crazy that in a “suite” of seven products no two offer the same download strategy?