OVA file to Parallels help needed

Discussion in 'Parallels Transporter' started by deedic, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. deedic

    deedic

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    Can anyone help with importing a virtual box file in open virtualization format (.ova) into Parallels 7 for Mac? I need step by step instructions and can't seem to find any in the user guide. Please help.
     
  2. Stuw

    Stuw Parallels Developers

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    Unfortunately Parallels Desktop doesn't support ovf format directly.
    You can export ovf vm to vbox vm using VirtualBox and then open it in Parallels Destkop to convert.
    Or you can try to convert virtual harddisk from ovf vm using prl_convert utility.
     
  3. deedic

    deedic

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    Where may I find the prl_convert utility? Is this a separate download or integrated within Parallels Desktop.
     
  4. Stuw

    Stuw Parallels Developers

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    Type prl_convert in terminal.
    If it doesn't help, type in terminal
    find /Library/Paralels -name "prl_convert"
    and use full path to the utility
     
  5. caclon

    caclon

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    Where may I find the prl_convert utility? Is this a separate download or integrated within Parallels Desktop.
     
  6. Stuw

    Stuw Parallels Developers

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    prl_convert is a part of Parallels Desktop.
     

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