How to convert OVA to VMDK?
You can convert OVA files to VMDK format in several ways. The most proven option is to download dedicated software that allows you to convert between the OVA and VMDK formats. At the bottom you will find a list of software programs that support OVA and VMDK files and can also save them in new file formats.
OVA File Type
OVAs are virtual appliances; open virtual appliances, or OVAs, are pre-configured software packages. They can be used by other developers to create new products. OVAs come in two flavors - one where the hardware is part of the software (HW-in-Box) and one where the hardware is separate (HW-on-Demand). HW-in-Boxs are meant to be installed on a machine that already has hardware like an operating system, CPU, memory and storage capacity. These appliances can be deployed using a CD or USB drive. The second type of OVA file is meant to use newer CPUs with hardware acceleration for processing graphics and video - so they can't run on older machines. This type of appliance also
|Full Name||Open Virtual Appliance|
VMDK File Type
|Full Name||Virtual Machine Disk Format|
|Category||Disk Image Files|
Software, that convert OVA files
The list contains a list of dedicated software for converting OVA and VMDK files. The list may also include programs that support OVA files and allow you to save them with different file extensions.
OVA to VMDK Converters
- VirtualBox for Linux
- VirtualBox for Mac
- VMware Fusion
- VMware Workstation