This is a bug in the OVF parser of VMWare Player for Linux. A workaround is to untar the OVA file by “tar xvf compass-vm-2.3.ova”. This should result into a OVF and a VMDK file. Then download this VMX file. Put it in the same directory as the VMDK file. You can then load the VMX file in VMWare Player for Linux.