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Create OVA using vmware ovftool on ESXi or Vcenter

  1. Download ovftool for Windows 64 from and install.

  2. From an elevated command prompt, navigate to  c:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Tool

  3. Run any of the following commands depending on your environment:

VCENTER Example:

ovftool --noSSLVerify vi://[USERNAME]@[VHOST]/[DATACENTER]/vm/[MACHINE_NAME] C:\ova\[OVA_MACHINE_NAME].ova

ESXi Example (Share):