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Vmware OVF Export

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Vmware OVF Export

When export a VM as OVF template, there is a checkbox on the bottom of the screen as shown on the screenshot below:
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Can someone explain what that checkbox means?

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Your VM can have a floppy od CD drive. And the checkbox means if you want to include content (ISO file) from the CD/DVD drive in the OVF. So once you boot VM, these drives will be connected and ISO file will be available.
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Many years ago, if you had a floppy image or CDROM ISO attached to the VM, OVF Export would complete, but the import would fail, because the ISO/floppy image was attached, so VMware created this option.

BUT it's not good practice to keep ISOS or Floppy images attached to VMs, because it can and sometimes stops vMotion, or HA events, so always disconnect when finished.

If you tick that option, the Export also takes longer....

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Thank you for much Guys for this Valuable Information !!
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