Deployment of the Sophos SVM for vShield fails with the following error.
Error: Failed to deploy SSVM: WinHttpReceiveResponse: 12002. There was a problem connecting to the server
First seen in
Sophos Anti-Virus for VMware vShield 1.1
This error indicates that a network timeout has been hit during the copying of the ~20Mb OVF file to the specified ESXi host.
What To Do
This error message indicates a timeout transferring data to the ESXi host from the system that the SSVM deployment tool is being run from.
Sophos recommends that in this instance a faster network link should be used, or to run the SSVM deployment tool from a system with a better connection to the targetted ESXi host.