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How do you build VMware templates without access to VMware?
It seems that packer requires VMware workstation to work, and that costs money.
Anyone have any idea of how you can build a working ova template without paying money?
I did try making my own ova by converting a qcow2 into vmdk format, and then archiving it along with a valid mf and ovf file in the right order.
$ tar -tvf CentOS-7-x86_64-GenericCloud-2003.ova -rw-r--r-- stemid/stemid 369723392 2022-01-13 15:35 CentOS-7-x86_64-GenericCloud-2003.vmdk -rw-r--r-- stemid/stemid 10443 2022-01-13 15:39 CentOS-7-x86_64-GenericCloud-2003.ovf -rw-r--r-- stemid/stemid 225 2022-01-13 15:40 CentOS-7-x86_64-GenericCloud-2003.mf
But it didn't work. This is for Vcloud director …!-->