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Open Virtualization Format Appliances
About Open Virtualization Format (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.

The standard describes an "open, secure, portable, efficient and extensible format for the packaging and distribution of software to be run in virtual machines". The OVF standard is not tied to any particular hypervisor or processor architecture.

These images run in Virtualization systems that support OVF, like VirtualBox and VMWare
An extension of OVF Appliances prepared with VirtualBox Virtualization software.

OVF Images can be imported to many different Virtualization
Open-OVF Project:

VMWare OVF information
VMWare Player:
VMWare OVF Tool Documentation

[SOLVED]Error: OVF Package is not supported by target:
- Line 25: Unsupported hardware family 'virtualbox-2.2'.

*** How to get the VMWare ovftool to convert the OVF file.
Open the OVF file in a text editor.

1. Search for the XML Tag <VirtualSystemType>virtualbox2.2</VirtualSystemType>
2. Change it to <VirtualSystemType>vmx-06</VirtualSystemType>
3. Save the file
4. Run ovftool and remember to enter a destination file