OVF Import tool for VMM

Hey hosting community,


Just wanted to drop a short note here that we have a new tool available that will assist you in Importing OVFs into your VMM environment from other virtualization platforms:


The Open Virtualization Format (OVF) is a packaging standard from Distributed Management Task Force, Inc., for portability and deployment of virtual appliances. The OVF Import/Export tool consists of cmdlets that enable System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) users to import and export virtual machines that are packaged in the OVF format. You can use the OVF Import/Export tool to import a virtual machine from other virtualization platforms (currently VMware vCenter and Citrix XenServer) or to export a virtual machine for use on another platform.

The OVF format uses an XML file with the extension .ovf together with one or more virtual disks. The OVF Import/Export tool does not convert virtual hard disk file formats. You may need third-party tools to convert a virtual hard disk format.




Comments (1)

  1. David Tucker says:

    The tool works fine for importing. However even though it supports exporting, the exported ovf's do not work.

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