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Exporting VM to OVA possible without vCenter?

Hello,

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Apologies if this is the wrong forum, I tried looking for a newbie vmware forum.

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Normally at work I can build a perfect VM and then in vCenter convert it to a template. I’m now setting up my home ESXi environment and have only one host at the moment, soon I will get a second host and vMug for vCenter.

Anyway I have built a Centos VM and Win 2016 VM and I want to create a template from them to build more. I don’t think the Web GUI can do this and after looking through google it seems there is a OVFtool I can use?

I think it can only export as OVF then I can convert to OVA, any syntax would be great.


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  1. You can use ovftool to convert between them. It’s very simple. If you type ovftool and run it – it gives you an idea. But, basically it’s: (change directory to where the ovf is) and then ovftool input.ovf output.ova

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    It can be picky about paths sometimes for input and output depending on version. Just give it the required and desired paths.

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