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Need a VM from an OVA image
For my studies I need a VM to be created from an OVA image. I will need the VM for about one month - happy to pay a small amount for it.
Specs are roughly 1GB RAM, 8GB storage and 1 IPv4.
Can any well-known provider offer this this? I need it as soon as possible.
I think OVA image is only supported by OpenNode Virtualization Environment
As far as I know its supported by virtualbox
I meant when you're trying to import it elsewhere.
Hmmmm if I remember correctly OVA is a single file OVF
Edit: I've double checked this - OVA it's targzetted OVF structure and OVF is supported by multiple platforms. If the disk files are created as VMDKs it's should be possible to import it to VMware
OVA (Open Virtualization Appliance) –> is just one single file (one single file), which could be considered as a zip of all the files that belong to the ovf directory. So if you want to share your VM on the internet you would create a single OVA file (just like a zip file). To consume the file, you have to convert it first to OVF ( just like you unzip a file before you use it).
OVF (Open Virtualization Format) –> is a collection of vm files (*.vmdks, *.ovf, *.mf, *.vhd). The OVF file itself is just an xml file that has information about the vmdks files in the directory. When I export my VM as an OVF, a directory is created that has an ovf file and vmdks …
The OVA has a VMDK inside it. I managed to convert that to a RAW file but OnApp is refusing to boot it so I need a little help
OVF is not a specification that describes a virtual disk. To import OVF content requires hypervisor compatibility with the associated virtual disk.
For example, to import a VMware produced OVF, which includes a VMDK disk into XenServer, the user needs to convert the VMDK into a virtual disk format compatible with XenServer. The same process is needed to import a XenServer OVF which includes a VHD into a VMware hypervisor.
Maybe that's why you can't boot it...
@jhadley - if you have windows box run the virtualbox as it should support multiple disk formats ... or run headless virtualbox on linux
You should be all set now - this was a simply python script I found that helped make the virtualbox to VMWare changes:
Very simple but did the job in one operation.
I'm sorted thanks to Mark.