Author : Martina Laleva
URL : http:////docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.7/com.vmware.vsphere.vm_admin.doc/GUID-B05A4E9F-DD21-43...
Topic Name : Export an OVF Template
Publication Name : vSphere Virtual Machine Administration
Product/Version : VMware vSphere/6.7
As the topic says. I see no such option in the browser. The Export function only export as OVF files (that doesn't actually work) It was so easy to do with the vSphere client. This browser based interface is truly a turd :-(.
Try switching to the FLEX GUI, not HTML5.
In FLEX "export OVF" works fine.
The virtual machine needs to be to power off.
Power off the virtual machine or vApp.
It's working on FLEX GUI and HTML5.
Another alternative is to use OVFTool which is available free on VMware website.
As Diego mentioned, VM needs to be powered OFF.
Example of how to use OVFTool can be found here: https://www.michellelaverick.com/2018/04/using-ovftool/
Also - check for popup blockers.
I missed that detail - but found my the downloads for the ovf and each seperate vmdk will generate a download in a new windows/tab (at least that's what happened to me). I had the system sit overnight at 25% before realizing the downloads were blocked by chrome's popup blocker.
How do you switch to the FLEX GUI please?
The Flex Client should work in this case. Please refer kb: VMware Knowledge Base on how to access different types of clients:
I'm not seeing an option for OVA in either the HTML5 or Flex client options of vCenter 6.7.
Are you trying to export a VM already in template form? I ran into the same issue and just needed to mark the template as a VM. Once it was a powered off vm, I had the option to export as OVF.
Is everyone here daft? He was asking for help to get an O V A and you tools keep saying "derp! I can get an OVF on mine LOL"
So...can anyone help with how to get a single O V A file, please?
That was it! Thank you!