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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.

Step 3:
Choose the correct Virtual machine which you want to export.


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


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.


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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Mayur Parmar

Hi I am Mayur Parmar. Independent Author & Founder of Mastering VMware. I am working in IT industry for more than 4 Years with knowledge of VMware , Microsoft Server's, Linux Server's.

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