Import OVF VM Into VMware Workstation 8
VMware Workstation can import virtual machines packaged in the OVF format, the process takes little time and is surprising easy to follow.
From VMware Workstation go to File > Open…
You are now presented with a window, on the lower right corner select Open Virtual Machine Format Images (*.ovf, *.ova) from the drop down menu.
Browse to the location where the virtual machine resides and select it, click on Open.
Now you can either choose to rename the virtual machine and modify path, the defaults work for me. Click on Import to start the process.
Look at that progress bar, be patient.
The newly imported virtual machine should now be usable in VMware Workstation.
If you have any questions leave a comment below.