[pve-devel] Question: open virtual appliance

Emmanuel Kasper e.kasper at proxmox.com
Thu Jan 19 09:50:55 CET 2017


On 01/19/2017 07:46 AM, Alexandre DERUMIER wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> as a first step, I have send patch to import external disk image.
> 
> now for ova import,
> I think we need a method to extract files from ova (it's a simple tar file),
> 
> then an xml parser to parse OVF descriptor 
> 
> Does somebody known where are the specifications of config format ? does it have revisions ?

The OVF specifications are here:
https://www.dmtf.org/standards/ovf

the problems is that the implementation of the spec varies between
hypervisors.
libguestfs and its associated virt-v2v tool support only ova imports
from Vmware, probably because of this.








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