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Re: [Libguestfs] "could not parse ovf:Name" converting OVA

On Wed, Oct 21, 2015 at 03:19:15PM -0700, Don Marti wrote:
> I got the "IE10 on Win 8" VM download from here:
>   https://dev.modern.ie/tools/vms/linux/
> and am trying to convert the .ova file to a format that
> will work with virt-manager and KVM on Fedora 21.
> I tried this:
> $ virt-v2v -v -x -i ova -o libvirt IE10\ -\ Win8.ova
> and got this output:
> virt-v2v: libguestfs 1.28.12 (x86_64)
> [   0.0] Opening the source -i ova IE10 - Win8.ova
> tar -xf 'IE10 - Win8.ova' -C '/var/tmp/ova.Jecd3x'
> virt-v2v: error: could not parse ovf:Name from OVF document

OVF isn't a real standard - it was a plot by VMware to claim that
their non-standard proprietary software supports "standards".  Every
hypervisor generates its own random variant of OVF.

virt-v2v only supports the OVF generated by VMware.

I'll take a look at this variation of OVF to see if it's something we
could modify virt-v2v to support, but at the moment virt-v2v doesn't
support it.


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