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How to deploy a virtual machine from an OVF or OVA file

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Today I had to deploy two virtual machines from an OVA. It was OVA upload from the desktop.

I had to find a way to deploy the OVA directly from local datastore so I don’t waste time in the deployment of one OVA several times.;

Below the steps to deploy OVA directly from local datastore:

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First, click on the Virtual Machines right panel. click on Create / Register VM  to create a new virtual machine.

 

Select Deploy a Virtual machine from OVF or OVA file to deploy.

 

An OVF is a collection of items in a single folder. Most commonly this is a description file (.ovf) a manifest file (.mf), and virtual machine state files (*.vhd or *.vmdk)

An OVA is a single file. The OVA is the OVF folder contents all zipped into a single file. The purpose of the OVA is when you want to take an OVF and share it or give it as a download. The OVA needs to be opened into the OVF before it can

 

Type the name for the virtual machine, which you need to attach the OVA, OVF, second box drop down OVA or OVF files.

 

Select datastore where do you need to deploy the OVF or OVA guest operating system.

 

Select the Network type which you assign to the OVF. and Disk Provisioning.

Thin:

Space required for thin provisioned virtual disk is allocated and zeroed on demand as space is used. Unused space is available for use by another virtual machine

 

Thick:

A thick disk has all space allocated at creation time. This space may contain stale data on the physical media. Before writing to a new block a zero has to be written, increasing the IOPS on new blocks compare to Eager disks. The entire disk space is reserved and unavailable for use by other virtual machines.

 

Click the Finish button.

 

Deploying the OVA, OVF

 

Successfully deployed the virtual machine.

 

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How to deploy a virtual machine from an OVF or OVA file
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