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Questions tagged [ovf]

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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vmware ovftool: cURL error: couldn't connect to server

Using vmware's ovftool to export/backup virtual machines from an ESXi 6.7 host fails with error cURL error: couldn't connect to server, even if the specified password and the FQDN/IP of the server is ...
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Failed to create directory - Using ovftool.exe to export OVF to ESXi host

I have some OVF-Files (and their corresponding .vmdks) which I want to import in a freshly installed ESXi 6.7 environment. Since the Web-GUI-import from OVF and VMDK failed, I decided to use ovftool ...
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Multiline annotation parameter in ovftool

I use the ovftool.exe on Windows to generate an OVA package of a virtual machine prebuilt using packer. I want to enter a long, multi-line description of the package using the --annotation parameter. ...
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Distribute Virtual machine supporting multi platform of visualization

I would like to create a virtual machine for distribution, My question is - how can I support all the major virtualization platforms? (VmWare, VirtualBox & HyperV) Is there an easy way to ...
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Uploading an OVA to vSphere as template, not VM

I'm interested in uploading an OVA or OVF template on local file storage to vSphere without immediately deploying it as a VM. Some things I've looked into: doesn't seem like you can do this through ...
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VMWare converter: Can it do static conversion from Hyper-V or does it require connection to ESX?

We have a Hyper-V host and are moving the VMs to VMWare ESX. VMWare Converter seems to be the only tool available. (I thought Hyper-V could save/export to OVF, but I seem to be mistaken.) The ...
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Importing Virtualbox to vsphere 6

I have exported my virtualbox vm (ovf 1.0) and ran the ovf tool: .\ovftool.exe --lax 'C:\users\perryg\desktop\old dev box\old dev box.ova' 'C:\users\perryg\desktop\old dev box\old dev box.ovf' That ...
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Import OVA once, deploy multiple

Is there a way using the ovftool to import an OVA image once and create multiple VMs from it?
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Deploy OVF Package Fails

Using vSphere client I am trying to import a VM that was exported from VirtualBox. I exported an .ova file from VirtualBox, I then used VMVware OVF Tool to modify the file .ova and create the ...
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Export VM from Hyper-v as OVF

Using Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V. I'm migrating all our VMs from Hyper-V to VMWare, and in order to facilitate this I've been asked by our IT support to provide them with the VM in .ovf ...
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Creating OVF headless with generated vmdk

I am looking to create an OVF file during a nightly build process. I currently have this process creating a qcow2 image, which I convert to vmdk using qemu. qemu-img convert -f qcow2 ${image_name} -O ...
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Export OVF fails with “File not found” error

Good morning/afternoon/evening all: I am having an issue with a single Virtual machine when it comes to exporting an OVA/OVF. I recieve a "File not found" error that appears to be pointing in the ...
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Copying snapshot to another machine

I currently have exported an OVA of certain systems so I have a complete backup. After certain changes were made ( additional users added to LDAP for example), I created a snapshot. Would I be able to ...
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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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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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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 ...