It’s strange that the 2.5.1 version of the OVA works and the 3.0 beta version has all these problems.
I eventually got around the problem by using VMware Workstation 15, importing the OVA (and ignoring the problem on import), removing the sound card specification, deleting the IDE interface (and keeping the disk), adding a SCSI controller and reattaching the disk.
I then migrated the VM to our VMware Virtual Center.
On startup the ethernet interface is now configured differently using ‘netplan’.
The ethernet reference in the ‘netplan’ configuration yaml file is inconsistent with the ethernet device name in the OVA. After working out how to configure the ethernet interface and rebooting the VM it is now connected to the network. The OVA doesn’t appear to have the ‘graylog-ctl’ script anymore so the machine cannot be configured via the script. It’s possible that the ‘graylog-ctl’ script is now deprecated and so I will have to find some other way to configure ‘graylog’ if I cant get access to the script.
The web server component appears to be running but I don’t know what the default user-id/password is.
Any help on getting access to the ‘graylog-ctl’ script would be most appreciated.