Convert VmWare machine to VirtualBox

Convert VmWare machine to OVF

  1. Download and install OVF tool from VmWare pages (https://www.vmware.com/support/developer/ovf/)
  2. Run conversion by command

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ovftool /…/Source/Source.vmx /…/Destination/Destination.ovf
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Fix issues in OVF file

When you have .ovf file from VMWare, open it with any text/xml editor, and
1. Replace word “ElementName” with word “Caption” in the whole file
2. Replace “vmware.sata.ahci” with “AHCI”

Source: https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=61624

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Fix SHA1 file chcecksum

  1. Get new SHA1 hash of your .ovf file. You can do it online on http://onlinemd5.com/ or by command (in Linux)

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sha1sum Destination.ovf
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  1. Change SHA1 of Destination.ovf file in file Destination.mf

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SHA1(Destination.ovf)= 0f37dc10a78fc9287000084a73f74ba44376aa3d
SHA1(Destination-disk1.vmdk)= e733cf94024d250f210189e295a34b709381e827
SHA1(Destination-disk2.vmdk)= eddaf28f799ba05a0e3e957785e5c72d047147f4
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