OVFTool and VMware Fusion, an Odyssey

What started as a journey to deploy a few OVF/OVA files into fusion turned into quite the entertaining experience. Why? Well, following the advice here and here, I reinstalled the latest version of Fusion. However, there was still no OVFTool. How’s that? Well, VMware provides two different Fusion installers:

VMware Fusion Installer w/ OVF Tool

There is much more than McAfee in that download so the title is a bit misleading. I’d rather it said “VMware Fusion 3.1.1 Kitchen Sink Edition” or so. Once you pull that download down, select “Customize”, and finally the options you need:

OVFTool For The Win!

From there, follow the bouncing ball to a good and proper installation. The files will be there when you’re finished:

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