import a virtual appliance to vmware server 2

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I just downloaded and installed vmware Server 2. Now I get a virtual appliance and don't know how I can import it into vmware server 2.
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Top Expert 2010

Commented:
Take a look at pg. 108 in the User's Guide to see if that helps:
http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vmserver2.pdf

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~coolsport00
Top Expert 2010

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Pg. 19, 36, & 54 talk a bit about appliances. Basically, when you go through the 'Add Virtual Machine' wizard, I believe you have the option to add what kind of VM and/or OS and select virtual appliance, or browse to the appliance VM file.

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I have only a ova File not a vmx File.
The ova is a packet who contains 3 files:
*.mf
*.ovf
*.vmdk

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If you start with add Virtual machine wizard you need allways a vmx File
Top Expert 2010
Commented:
OK...then what you can do is use vCenter Converter to 'convert' it to the proper files:
http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_downloads/vmware_vcenter_converter_standalone/4_0

Regards,
~coolsport00
Top Expert 2010

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FYI, pg. 21 of the Converter Guide (http://www.vmware.com/pdf/converter_standalone_guide401.pdf) states it supports converting OVA files.

~coolsport00
Top Expert 2010
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And this link gives a pictorial of how to "import" a virt appliance if you have the proper file (.vmx):
http://www.howtoforge.com/import_vmware_images (you have to scroll down to the VMware Server heading).

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~coolsport00

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