I am struggling with importing an .OVA VM into my Hyper-V infrastructure.
I managed to extract the .ova file using
tar which yields three fiels -
.mf-contained SHA1 sums matched the
.vmdk file. The .vmdk seems to be in the
stream-optimized format in version 9 according to the data contained in the
ovf and the
.vmdk file's contents:
createType="streamOptimized" # Extent description RDONLY 104857600 SPARSE "generated-stream.vmdk"
I tried VirtualBox'
VBoxManage to perform the conversion, but without success:
# VBoxManage clonehd --format VHD MyVM-disk1.vmdk MyVM.vhd /usr/lib/virtualbox/VBoxManage: /usr/lib/vmware-vix-disklib/lib64/libcurl.so.4: no version information available (required by /usr/lib/virtualbox/VBoxRT.so) 0%... Progress state: VBOX_E_FILE_ERROR VBoxManage: error: Failed to clone hard disk. Error message: Could not open the medium storage unit '/home/dj/MyVM-disk1.vmdk'. VBoxManage: error: VMDK: incorrect ordering of entries in descriptor in '/home/dj/MyVM-disk1.vmdk' (VERR_VD_VMDK_INVALID_HEADER). VBoxManage: error: VD: error VERR_VD_VMDK_INVALID_HEADER opening image file '/home/dj/MyVM-disk1.vmdk' (VERR_VD_VMDK_INVALID_HEADER)
My vSphere hosts would not accept the
.vmdk for a valid disk too, so I tried converting it to
vmware-vdiskmanager from the 5.1.1 VDDK which is available from the VMWare site. Yet, this also did not work out as intended:
# vmware-vdiskmanager -r ./myVM-disk1.vmdk -t 0 ./myVM-growable.vmdk Creating disk './myVM-growable.vmdk' Failed to convert disk: The file specified is not a virtual disk (0xf00003ebf).
What's wrong here? How do I get it converted / imported properly?