[openstack-dev] [nova] import OVA/OVF into openstack

Xingjun Chu Xingjun.Chu at huawei.com
Thu Jun 25 14:11:59 UTC 2015

Thank you Rado!

-Xingjun Chu

-----Original Message-----
From: Radoslav Gerganov [mailto:rgerganov at vmware.com] 
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2015 9:44 AM
To: openstack-dev at lists.openstack.org
Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] [nova] import OVA/OVF into openstack


On 06/24/2015 11:19 PM, Xingjun Chu wrote:
> Hi,
> Not sure if I should send this to glance or nova project,  anyways ...
> As far as I know, Openstack today does not support OVA/OVF image
> natively (correct me if I were wrong).  I am wondering if there is any
> plan to support them?
> Also Any recommendations for now to migrate OVA/OVF into openstack is
> greatly appreciated...

OVA is supported if you use the VMware driver in Nova.  The image needs 
to be imported in Glance like this:

glance image-create --property vmware_disktype="streamOptimized" 
--property vmware_adaptertype="ide" --name foo --container-format ova 
--disk-format vmdk

The support for this has been added in Kilo with this commit:


Let me know if you need more info on this.


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