Import VM OVA image into rancher


I have an OVA / OVF VM Image that I exported from ESXi onto my computer.
For work purpose, I have configured this OVA image to have services on it. So it is not a bare metal VM.

What I am trying to accomplish is to import this VM into an existing cluster on rancher / harvester.

What are the proper steps to import an OVA image into an existing rancher cluster?

I am not super familiar with Kubernetes and docker so please excuse me if I mix anything up.

thank you in advance.


I google the problem and find a page with promising instructions.
It boils down to converting OVF into a Docker image that can then be installed in kubernetes.
Have a look:

Good luck!