How to export VMware VM to OVA template

  1. Install VMware PowerCLI powershell module:

Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI

2. Connect to server


It will ask for credentials.

In case if you see error “Error: Invalid server certificate”, you will need to check Error: Invalid server certificate article.

3. Export VM

export-vm -vm vm-name -format OVA

It will export OVA and save it to tour current directory.

Also you can specify -destination parameter to local folder where this ova will be saved.

For example:

That’s it.

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