KB ID 0001169 Dtd 24/03/16
I have a bunch of VM’s that I use with GNS3 that are in Virtualbox. I also run VMware Fusion, and since my upgrade to version 1.4.4 I need to run the GNS3 VM in VMware, (I could not get the Virtualbox version to work). So I decided to copy over the remainder of my VMs as well.
Within Virtualbox > File > Export Appliance.
Select the VM in question > Continue.
Important: Ensure you have selected OVF Version 1.0 (if you use version 2.0 it wont work) > Take a note of where the OVA file is going to be saved > Continue.
There’s no need to add anything else unless you want to > Export.
The VM will export (depending on the size this can take a few minutes).
When complete, open VMware Fusion > File Import.
Browse to, and select the OVA file you just exported > Continue.
Choose a name of the new VM > Save.
Don’t panic! This is normal, simply click retry.
The VM will import.
When you first boot the VM it may be a little sluggish (it’s just had its underlying hardware changed after all). If it wants to try and install drivers, cancel the procedure and install the VMware tools.
Now you can remove the original VM from Virtualbox.
Delete all files.
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