Converting to an OVA
The process to convert a vmx file to ova is not too complicated, however it does take some time to get to that point. The first thing that must be done is to download the ovftool which is free after signing in. After ovftool is downloaded, we can download the official Kali Linux VMWare file and unzip it to get access to the vmx within. Then we just run the tool as follows:
kali@kali:~$ ./ovftool Downloads/Kali-Linux-2020.3-amd64.vmwarevm/Kali-Linux-2020.3-vmware-amd64.vmx kali.ova Opening VMX source: /home/kali/Downloads/Kali-Linux-2020.3-amd64.vmwarevm/Kali-Linux-2020.3-vmware-amd64.vmx Opening OVA target: /home/kali/kali.ova Writing OVA package: /home/kali/kali.ova Transfer Completed Completed successfully kali@kali:~$
Then you can use the resulting ova file as you would normally with VirtualBox.
Updated on: 2020-Jun-19