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  • 1.  Import VMs from Parallels

    Posted May 16, 2024 02:55 PM

    Hi,

    I just installed the personal use version of Fusion (Professional Version 13.5.2 (23775688) and wanted to import an existing VM following this procedure. However, this version does not have an "Import" menu for importing virtual machines. Is the import function disabled for "Personal use"? Or am I just doint it the wrong way?

    BR

    Frank



  • 2.  RE: Import VMs from Parallels

    Posted May 16, 2024 03:03 PM

    If you're on an Apple Silicon Mac, the import of .ova/.ovf files or Parallels VMs isn't supported. Intel Macs only.

    Most .ova/.ovf files are Intel operating systems, so they won't run on Apple Silicon Macs anyway. 

    there's a workaround in the unofficial companion guide that works quite well for importing Windows VMs from Parallels on Apple Silicon. For Linux ARM VMs on Parallels, I'd recommend rebuilding them. 



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  • 3.  RE: Import VMs from Parallels

    Posted May 16, 2024 05:52 PM

    hopefully this is one of those features we get in the next tech preview.




  • 4.  RE: Import VMs from Parallels

    Posted 30 days ago

    I just downloaded Fusion Pro and installed it on my MBP M1.

    I also would like to import a Parallels VM and was looking for the work around companion guide.

    Could you provide a link, or tell me how I can find the guide?

    Thanks

    Gerd




  • 5.  RE: Import VMs from Parallels

    Posted 30 days ago

    I found the unofficial companion guide, but did not see any section outlining how to convert my Parallels VMs to a Fusion VM.

    Can you please point me to the right section?




  • 6.  RE: Import VMs from Parallels

    Posted 30 days ago
    See section 1.9.3 “No import of Parallels virtual machines” starting on page 11 of version 27 of the Companion Guide.

    Sent from my iPad




  • 7.  RE: Import VMs from Parallels

    Posted 29 days ago

    Thanks Technogeezer,

    my first Parallels VM conversion is done. Your instructions worked very well and the conversion did not take much time. 

    I posted a new thread with a display resolution problem.