How to generate OVF file and import to vSphere client.

Working with Virtual Machines (VM) – VMware workstation and vSphere client

Part 1: How to generate OVF file and import to vSphere client.

In this article you will learn:

  • This will be series of articles which will cover different areas of working with VM.
  • This particular article will help to generate VM when you are trying to migrate from VMware workstation to vSphere client.
  • This article will show how to generate OVF file.
  • And how to deploy OVF file to vSphere client.

Problem Statement:

You have ISO file and VMDK file, and want to create OVF file.

The Background:

Now a days, people love to use vSphere client rather VMware workstation. VMware workstation uses ISO and/or VMX to create VM. But vSphere client needs OVF file, which can be deploy and create VM.

Explore this:

Phase 1: Create OVF file-

  1. Open VMWare workstation.
  2. Select the VM for which OVF file needs to be generated.
  3. Go to “File” menu of VMWare workstation and choose option “Export to OVF”

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4. Choose target directory for export and wait for completion.

Phase 2: Import OVF file-

  1. Login to vSphere client.
  2. Click on “File” menu and select option “Deploy OVF template”.

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3. Browse the location of exported OVF and click OK

4. Wait for a while to get it complete.

Print this article:

Working with Virtual Machines

What next:

In next article will share how to increase size of disk of VM. Till then happy reading.

Nirbhaya Bhava!!

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