Troubleshoot the VMware ESXi error: Failed to deploy VM: postNFCData failed

If you recently installed a VMware ESXi hypervisor and are attempting to deploy an EAA connector with the vSphere Web Access, you may encounter a Failed to deploy VM: postNFCData failed error before the upload process completes.

VMware ESXi error message: Failed to deploy VM: postNFCData failed

How to

  1. Upgrade the VMware ESXi Embedded Host Client to the latest version. In a new browser window navigate to https://labs.vmware.com/flings/esxi-embedded-host-client and follow VMware’s instructions.
  2. Instruct the ESXi Embedded Host Client to download and apply the VIB file available from the previous step. To learn more see the VMware product documentation.
  3. In the VMware ESXi Embedded Host Client select Help > Check for updates.
    Check for updates
  4. Try to Deploy a VMware vSphere Client using ESX or ESXi version 6.5 or later.