You can export virtual machines, virtual appliances, and vApps in Open Virtual Machine Format (OVF). You can then deploy the OVF template in the same environment or in a different environment. OVF File Format and OVF TemplatesOVF is a file format that supports exchange of virtual appliances across products and platforms. Deploy an OVF Template in the vSphere Web ClientYou can deploy an OVF template from a local file system accessible to the vSphere Web Client, or from a URL. Browse VMware Virtual Appliance MarketplaceThe Virtual Appliance Marketplace contains a variety of virtual appliances packaged in OVF format that you can download and deploy in your vSphere environment. Export an OVF TemplateAn OVF template captures the state of a virtual machine or vApp into a self-contained package. The disk files are stored in a compressed, sparse format.