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Converting JAMF’s NetBoot/SUS Appliance to VMWare

February 6, 2012 8 comments

I was really excited to see that JAMF released a new Ubuntu-based VM that hosts Reposado and diskless NetBoot today. I was less excited to see that the VM was in VirtualBox’s Open Virtual Appliance format. Nothing against VirtualBox, but I’ve already got VMWare installed and prefer to use that instead.

Fortunately, it is possible to convert from .ova to .vmdk pretty easily using VMWare’s OVF Tool. See below the jump for how you can convert the file and use it in VMWare Fusion.

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