Export VMs as XVA

You can export a single VM as an XVA file using the Export wizard. VMs must be shut down or suspended before they can be exported.


It may not always be possible to run an imported VM that was exported from another server with a different CPU type. For example, a Windows VM created on a server with an Intel VT enabled CPU, then exported, may not run when imported to a server with an AMD-V CPU.


  1. Select the VM you want to export and on the VM menu, click Export.
  2. On the first page of the wizard, enter the name of the export file, specify the folder where you want the file to be saved, select XVA File (*.xva) from the Format list, and then click Next.
  3. On the Virtual Machines page, the VM to be exported is selected in the list. When exporting as XVA, only one VM may be selected in this list. Click Next to continue.
  4. On the final page of the wizard, review the settings you have selected on the previous pages. To have the wizard verify the exported XVA file, select the Verify export on completion check box. Click Finish to begin exporting the selected VM and close the wizard.

    The export process may take some time, depending on the size of the VM’s virtual disks, the available network bandwidth, and the disk interface speed of the XenCenter host. Progress is displayed in the status bar at the bottom of the XenCenter window and on the Events view under Notifications.

    To cancel an export in progress, click Notifications and then Events , find the export in the list of events, and click Cancel.

Export VMs as XVA