Import VM Images in VMware Workstation

Step 1: Go to the downloads directory of your system (default one) or to the location where you have saved the VM image.

Step 2: Extract the VM zip file using WinZip or 7-Zip program.

Extract Downloaded VM Archive File
Extract Downloaded VM Archive File

Step 3: Open VMware Workstation and go to File » Open.

Import Virtual Appliance
Import Virtual Appliance

Step 4: Browse to the location where you have extracted the VM image. Select the image and then click on Open.

Select VM Image
Select VM Image

Step 5: Change the name of the VM and hard disk location where you want the Virtual Machine(disks and configurations) to be saved, if required. Then, click Import.

Import Virtual Macine
Import Virtual Macine

Step 6: Click Retry to ignore any error related to OVF specification and virtual hardware compliance.

Retry
Retry

Step 7: VMware Workstation will now start importing the Virtual machine. Wait for the import to complete.

Importing Virtual Machine
mporting Virtual Machine

Step 8: Once the import is complete, you should see a new Virtual Machine in the VirtualBox.

Virtual Machine
Virtual Machine

Step 9: If required, you can change the virtual machine's resources like CPU, Memory, Network, and other settings by Edit virtual machine settings.

Step 10: You can now power on the virtual machine to start working on it.

Power On Virtual Machine
Power On Virtual Machine

Virtual Machine Running On VMware Workstation:

Virtual Machine Running on VMware Workstation
Virtual Machine Running on VMware Workstation

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