How to Export a vSphere ESXi 6.7 Virtual Machine

This tutorial will show you how to export a VM as an OVF file so that you can import it into another ESXi host or system.

Login to the ESXi Host

First of all, login to the web management interface of the ESXi 6.7 host by typing the IP address into a web browser.

ESXi 6.7 Login Screen

Export the VM as an OVF

Click on Virtual Machines, right click on the name of the virtual machine you want to export, then click Export.

Step 1

Click Export.

Step 2

Choose a location to save the OVF file to.

Step 3

Save the VMDK files to the same location.

Step 4

Wait for the export to complete and then check the location on your local machine for the exported files.

OVF Exported

Conclusion

Your VM should now be exported to your local machine and can be imported on a different ESXi host.

Tags: Virtualization ESXi