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Summary of how to convert OVA files to VMX files for use in Parallels

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How to convert OVA files to VMX files for use with Parallels

(.ova) is an archive file in which several files are grouped together.

Under normal circumstances, the OVA file contains a description file (.ovf), a manifest file (.mf), and a virtual machine disk file (.vhd or .vmdk).

Currently, Parallels Desktop does not support direct conversion from ova/ovf.

The following steps can be used to convert an OVA file into a VMX file for use with Parallels.

Download ovftool from the official VMWare website and install it on your computer.

First, download ovftool from the official VMWare website and install it on your computer.

VMWare Official Siteand click on "Resources.

VMWare Official Siteand click on "Resources.

Click [Resources] and select [Open Virtualization Format Tool

[Click on "Resources" and select "Open Virtualization Format Tool.

Click [Download

Run the downloaded file and install it on your computer.

Start a terminal and execute commands

Select [Utilities

Start Finder and select "Utilities" from "Applications".

Double-click [Terminal

Double-click [Terminal] to launch the tool.

Execute command

Start Terminal (/Finder/Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app) and execute the command

Enter the following command

/Applications/VMware\ OVF Tool/ovftool --lax VM_NAME.ova exploit.vmx

You must specify the exact path to the [.ova] file, not [VM_NAME.ova].

...lax.and/path-to-vm...Space is required between the

Ensure that you have removed any previous tools (such as old Parallels Tools or VMware tools) from the virtual machine

Make sure you have removed any previous tools (such as the old Parallels Tools or VMware Tools) from the virtual machine.

Completely shut down the virtual machine

Completely shut down the virtual machine. Do not suspend the virtual machine or put it into hibernate mode.

Select [File] > [Open].

Open Parallels Desktop (in the Applications folder) and select [File] > [Open].

Click [Open

Select the .vmx file to import and click Open.

Now you can open the .vmx file and convert it to a Parallels Desktop virtual machine (.pvm).

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In this article, the OVA file isParallels DesktopThis section explained how to convert a VMX file for use in

Parallelsschool (e.g. of ikebana)Completely free trial versionis available for a risk-free trial.

Parallels also offers discount campaigns from time to time.For the latest discount information on Parallels, please visit the official website atPlease check it out from the following page.

↓arrow (mark or symbol)

Click here for the official Parallels website
*Free trial is also available here.

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