[CentOS-virt] ovf conversion

Zoltan Frombach zoltan at frombach.com
Fri Mar 29 15:18:43 UTC 2013

Try to use qemu-img directly, like this:

qemu-img convert -f vmdk -O raw Your-Original-Disk-Image.vmdk 


On 3/29/2013 1:08 PM, Markus Falb wrote:
> 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

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