How can I import an OVF file?

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How can I import an OVF file to use on a Linode?

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Since Linode does not allow native virtualization, this will require a virtualization service like Virtual Box that supports the use of .ovf files.

Here is a useful community post detailing how to install VBox on a Debian system.

--> Run a VirtualBox server

This documentation from Oracle can assist you with importing the file to a running Virtual Box server:


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