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…

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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.

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Browse to the location where the virtual machine resides and select it, click on Open.

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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.

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Look at that progress bar, be patient.

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The newly imported virtual machine should now be usable in VMware Workstation.

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If you have any questions leave a comment below.

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