Export a virtual machine from vCenter in OVA-format with the VMware OVFTool

When using the vSphere Client it is only possible to export a virtual machine as a template in OVF-format. Exporting in OVA-format is not supported at the moment. This functionality has been removed since vSphere 6.5 (documentation).

It is however possible to export a virtual machine in the OVA-format with the VMware OVFtool via the command line. 

VMware product alignment explained

VMware has published this bog-post that clarifies what will happen with products that where previously available with a separate license. Some products are now available as part as VMware Cloud Foundation, vSphere Foundation or an add-on service. Other products will no longer be available. Here's the link to the blog explaining about all of this:

VMware End Of Availability of Perpetual Licensing and SaaS Services

VMware Flings are back

 

In October 2023 the VMware Flings website became unavailable. That was a bummer for all VMware enthusiasts that where using the tools and utilities from that platform to make their lives easier and improve their management capabilities for their VMware environment. 

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