Open Virtualization Format (OVF) Tool


VMware OVF Tool is a command-line utility that helps you import and export OVF packages to and from many VMware products.

You can either install OVF Tool as an application, navigating to the top Download link, or unpack the Zip file for your platform and run it locally from the current folder.

This OVF Tool was released with vSphere 8.0 U2, but is backward compatible with earlier vSphere releases. For previous versions of this utility, see OVF Tool resources for vSphere 7 and before.

OVF is based on a DMTF specification. Background and details here at Open Virtualization Format.



By downloading, installing or using the software you agree to be bound by the terms of Broadcom's Software Development Kit License Agreement unless there is a different license provided in or specifically referenced by dowloaded file or package. If you disagree with any terms of the agreement then do not use the software.

Name Version Size MD5
OVF Tool for Linux Zip 4.6.3 24.37 MB 6e0e3bf1e68bc57a63de4c3900fccd70
OVF Tool for MacOS Zip 4.6.3 19.56 MB 2c890226d281b7386c5f53174678f649
OVF Tool for Windows MSI installable 4.6.3 28.51 MB ddec08f88e705c6ac21c0cc3ff0bfed6
OVF Tool for Windows Zip 4.6.3 26.65 MB 17f14732c2c903586f0198571f17644e

Documentation and Reference

Name Size
Development Guide
OVF Tool User Guide
Release Notes
VMware OVF Tool 4.6.3 Release Notes