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How to Export VM as OVF or OVA ?

OVF & OVA both are virtualization file format’s. Which are used to export & import virtual machines from one server to another. It can be used in VMware, Virtual Box & RHEL virtualization.

Check below steps to Export VM(Virtual Machine) as a ova or ovf.

Step 1:
Login to vSphere web client.

Step 2:
Click on Hosts & Clusters.
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Step 3:
Choose the correct Virtual machine which you want to export.

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Step 4:
Right Click on virtual machine > Template > Export OVF Template.

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Step 5:
Export OVF Template wizard will open :-
First provide the name.
Choose the Directory where you want to store the ova or ovf.
Choose the Format ovf or ova.
Click OK to export it.

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That’s it you have successfully exported your virtual machine as ovf or ova.

Checkout Our Posts on How to use OVA & OVF Files:-

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Hi I am Mayur Parmar. Independent Author & Founder of Mastering VMware. I am working in IT industry for more than 2 Years with knowledge of VMware , Microsoft Server's, Linux Server's.

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