How to Resolve .vmx to .ova Error

Ideas to fix errors during conversion from .vmx to .ova file. The background is, I moved to Oracle Virtual box from VMware player. I have tried to import old virtual machine( .vmx) from the Oracle virtual box, but .vmx file not supported. After little research, I found that I need .ova file.

How to convert .vmx to .ova or .ovf file?

The resolution, I explained it in three steps.

  1. Incorrect Command
  2. Correct Command
  3. How to use the command

I have installed ovftool from the Vmware website. In the command mode, I have given the below command to convert it to a .ova file from a .vmx file.

My command not worked. I did some research and found a solution. Then I used corrected-command. It worked fine, and I can convert the file.

1. The Incorrect Command That I Used

This is just an example. As per your ovftool installed path you need to use.

c:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Tool>ovftool F:\Ubantu64\ubuntu 64-bit.vmx F:\myuba\Myuba.ova

2. The Correct Command You Need

Add double quotes on both the sides of the path.

c:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Tool>ovftool “F:\Ubantu64\ubuntu 64-bit.vmx: “F:\myuba\Myuba.ova”

3. How to use the ovftool?

Convert .vmx to .ova, .ovf Errors(Resolved)


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