Open Virtualization Format (OVF) is an open standard for packaging and distributing virtual appliances or more generally software to be run in virtual machines.

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How to export vCenter VM itself

I need to make a backup of the vCenter VM itself in OVF format. If I connect to vCenter using the vSphere client, the export to OVF option is greyed out. If I instead connect to one of the ESX hosts, ...
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Can't export OVF VM from Vpshere 6

I am trying to export a virtual server (Ws2008 R2) to our NAS as I need to provide a copy to an external tech. I can only stop the server during weekends. The machine is roughly 1Tb in size. ...
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export vmware disk share ovf for RAC

I have one oracle RAC, which is configured as share disk(rac-node-2 share the vmdk of rac-node-1). Right now, I want to export the ovf template of oracle RAC, I hope when I import the ovf template ...
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Export ESXi VM an OVF Template

I'm looking to export a lot of ESXi 5.5 and ESXi 5.0 vm's as OVF templates - Windows and Linux. It seems like a straight forward process but I'm curious if these process can be detrimental to the vm ...
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How can i can create OVF using an VMX file

How can i can create OVF using an VMX file, while i have vmdks and VMX on available on some random Linux machine. Ovftool provides some easy command to create OVF of virtual machine present in ESXi. ...
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Convert ESXi 5.0 & 5.5 VM's to Xenserver 6.5

I'm looking to convert about 50 esxi vm's to xenserver 6.5. I am running the free version of xenserver 6.5. I've seen posts for the citrix xen converter tool and I've tried out the VMware OVF ...
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Error in kick start file for esxi installation along with OVF deployment

I am trying to deploy OVA on ESXi as part of post installation script but I am getting error when this script gets executed. I manually executed these lines in ESXi and they work well. Any one has any ...
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Error deploying VMware Integrated Openstack OVF on vCenter 6

I'm trying to deploy an OVF from VMware Integrated Openstack at my vCenter 6, but now it was showing an "Operation time out" message. Before, it was showing the message "the operation is not allowed ...
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How to perform silent upgrade of VC on LINUX using OVF Tool

I am trying to run upgrade of VC (Embedded or PSC ) from older version to latest on Linux VM using OVF tool.I am trying below command line on ovf tool on windows VM to run upgrade on Linux VM. ...
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VMWare ESXi error: Failed to deploy OVF package: Invalid configuration for device '6'

I am trying to install a Windows 8.1 from http://modern.ie on an ESXi 5.5 server using the vSphere client. When I try to deploy the OVF template I get the following error message: Failed to deploy ...
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Get Access to root of Linux based virtual Appliance / Machine [closed]

I have installed an OVF on an ESXi standalone host, the virtual appliance is Linux base and i need to get access to the Linux Kernel of virtual appliance and do some change on it. it seems access to ...
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Any way to convert qcow2 to ovf?

In our application we are downloading a qcow2 image and after that we are supposed to import that as OVF. So any way to convert qcow2 --> OVF or qcow2 --> vmdk(using qemu-img convert) --> ...
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Does Hyper-V support digital signatures with VHD disk files?

Does Hyper-V provide a mechanism (like ESX/vSphere) to identify digitally signed VHD files? Is it even possible to sign a VHD file? Background: I am trying to provide a virtual appliance to my ...
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converting Ganeti instance to vmdk fails

I have exported an instance from ganeti using this command : gnt-backup export -n I get these files: /srv/ganeti/export/win2k8.itlao.local# ls 6dac4bb5-19e9-4917-8233-39cecfbe0e39.disk0_data.snap ...
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Unable to Parse OVF

When trying to import an ovf to my ESXi5.1 box via Vmware convertor v4.0 i get the error : Unable to parse OVF When looking at the logs the only thing I see is [#10] [2013-12-12 08:10:40.494 'App' ...
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Modify VM in OVA

I have an OVA that contains a vApp with 9 VMs inside. I need to make a change to the drive contents of one of the VMs in the OVA. The OVA takes a very long time to export from vSphere (24 hours). Is ...
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vSphere Client not allowing export of OVF template

I have a vm that I can access via vSphere Client and Remote Desktop (RDC). It is a Windows Server 2003 image. I am trying to export it locally via menu option OVF Template option. The option is ...
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How to import XenServer's ovf/ova/xva format to KVM?

Now I'm considering migrate from Xen to KVM. I exported some exist virtual machines from Xen in the formats ovf and xva. How could I import them into KVM? As there're only a few of virtual machines, ...
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Does CloudStack support the Open Virtualization Format (OVF)?

The questions says it all. Can someone tell me the answer please? I have researched but I'm still not sure. Thanks.
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Shrink a Windows VM in XenServer

I faced a problem. I deployed a VM by size of 500GB on Citrix XenServer and now I want to shrink it, because I don't have enough space for snapshots. Now I want to perform an export/import to do this. ...
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Need to know how to change ip address and hostname after deploying OVF template

In ESX, I export OVF of my VM (configured as dhcp). Then In another ESX, I use "deploy OVF template" from file menu. My new VM appears working, except I could not change the IP address and hostname. ...
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virt-convert OVF to KVM

I use a Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization system and need to get a VM off the system an onto a standalone box running KVM. Red Hat don't seem to support a way to do this, but commented that the ...
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I need a VPS that lets me upload my own OVF

I have an existing VM that I can export as OVF, and I want to just import it wholesale into another VPS. This is a one-time job to help some folks who aren't very tech savvy migrate a service, and I'm ...
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OVF disk formats

I thought that VMs exported as OVF were supposed to be completely portable, but now I see there are difference disk formats I used the VMware ovf tool to export a VMX to OVF. The disk file created ...
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Convert from VMDK to OVF

How can I convert a VMDK to OVF?
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deploy a VMWare ESX ofv template directly from a local datastore

I have an ovf template sitting on an esx's local datastore and am looking to deploy it to that same data store. can I do this directly?
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How can i convert a VirtualBox's .vdi files to VMWare vmdk/ovf formt

Vsphere takes ovf file to create a Virtual Machine, but it also needs the vmdk which is the actual disk. Would VMWare Converter be able to do this conversion? i have the .vdi files on Mac OSX. Maybe i ...
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Does anyone knows how to convert ovf file to img using centos?

I'm trying to instal nuxeo on centos and I'm using now xen to virtualize. Nuxeo's downloads have not xen image. Only available ovf and vmware. Is possible to make the conversion?
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Why does OVFTool hang randomly?

Some great helpers here have shown me the VMWare OVF tool for template deployment. My problem is that the tool itself stops at the "Disk Transfer Completed" step half the time I use it. This seems to ...
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need some way to convert QCOW2 to OVF or open QCOW2 on WINDOWS

is there a way to convert QCOW2 to OVF? or is there a way to open an QCOW2 on WINDOWS (preferably free/open source)? the problem is that ubuntu's virtual machine manager was used to create the image ...