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Converting OVA file to VMX file

Ever downloaded OVA files and found that your virtualization player refuses to open it , then you should use this simple utility called OVF Tool.

for example , if u want convert ova type file to vmware file , 
u can use a command like this

Step 1:
download ovftool from here

step 2:
Since this is a command line tool , after installation , go to the
installation directory and type ovftool

if command is recognized , then ovftool works

step 3: conversion

u can use the ovftool like this as shown below

srcfile.ova - is source file , which is in ova format
destfile_name.vmx - is destination file , which should be in vmx format

usage :

ovftool srcfile.ova destfile_name.vmx