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The new converter 4.3 does not have the option to create a virtual appliance. Why did that go away?
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They (VMware) want you to now use the vSphere Client to create VAs.
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I think you mean the ability to convert a virtual appliance maybe? Not sure. There is an OVF Tool you can use: http://www.vmware.com/appliances/getting-started/learn/ovf.html; or you can simply import the OVF to your host via the vSphere Client.

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No. I accidentally downloaded an older version 4.0.1 of Converter Standalone. It has the ability to specify type Virtual Appliance for the destination. Version 4.3 doesnt have Virtial Appliance capability and I was wondering why.
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Ah, ok. I've not seen anything on here or VMware's site as to, 'officially', why they took that out. They do say in their release notes for 4.3 (see: http://www.vmware.com/support/converter/doc/conv_sa_43_rel_notes.html), that support for OVF is discontinued, but again, don't say why.

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