[CentOS-virt] ovf conversion

Markus Falb markus.falb at fasel.at
Fri Mar 29 12:08:02 UTC 2013

I try do use one of the images available from [1]
These images comes in two flavors, one vmx, one ovf.

I do not know how to convert one of these to centos6-libvirt-kvm

virt-convert gives me an error

$ virt-convert -i ovf -o virt-image path_to_image.ovf
ERROR    Couldn't convert disks: Disk conversion failed with exit status
1: qemu-img: Could not open 'path_to_image.vmdk'

The vmdk does exist. It seems that qemu-img can not handle this vmdk
format. I am also not sure if v2v could do it.

I think the essence of my post is the question
Is it possible to use vmx or ovf images with kvm, possibly after
converting them?

[1] http://info.puppetlabs.com/download-learning-puppet-VM.html
Kind Regards, Markus Falb

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