[PC-BSD Testing] Idea about VM downloads and OVF

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Fri Dec 16 11:38:43 PST 2011


On 12/14/2011 23:24, Bruce Cran wrote:
> I noticed there are VirtualBox and VMware downloads for RC3. It might
> be possible to unify them and distribute an OVF
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Virtualization_Format) file instead
> that bundles the disk, settings etc. into a single file that can be
> imported into VirtualBox, VMware, Xen etc. Using the disk image from
> VMware is currently a bit tricky because you have to create a new VM
> then discard the disk it just created.
>

That would be neat to support. Do you know if there is a utility we can
use on BSD which converts a raw UFS file into this OVF format? I can use
VBoxManage for VDI/VMDK/VHD right now.

-- 
Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software
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