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    Document Number: DSP0243 2

    Date: 2013-08-22 3

    Version: 2.0.1 4

    Open Virtualization Format Specification 5

    Document Type: Specification 6

    Document Status: DMTF Standard 7

    Document Language: en-US 8

  • Open Virtualization Format Specification DSP0243

    2 DMTF Standard Version 2.0.1

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  • DSP0243 Open Virtualization Format Specification

    Version 2.0.1 DMTF Standard 3

    CONTENTS 32

    Foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 6 33 Introduction.................................................................................................................................................... 8 34 1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................... 9 35 2 Normative References ........................................................................................................................... 9 36 3 Terms and Definitions ......................................................................................................................... 10 37 4 Symbols and Abbreviated Terms ........................................................................................................ 12 38 5 OVF Packages .................................................................................................................................... 12 39

    5.1 OVF Package Structure ............................................................................................................ 12 40 5.2 Virtual Disk Formats .................................................................................................................. 14 41 5.3 Distribution as a Single File ...................................................................................................... 14 42 5.4 Distribution as a Set of Files ..................................................................................................... 15 43

    6 OVF Descriptor .................................................................................................................................... 15 44 7 Envelope Element ............................................................................................................................... 16 45

    7.1 File References ......................................................................................................................... 17 46 7.2 Content Element ....................................................................................................................... 18 47 7.3 Extensibility ............................................................................................................................... 19 48 7.4 Conformance ............................................................................................................................ 20 49

    8 Virtual Hardware Description............................................................................................................... 21 50 8.1 VirtualHardwareSection ............................................................................................................ 21 51 8.2 Extensibility ............................................................................................................................... 23 52 8.3 Virtual Hardware Elements ....................................................................................................... 23 53 8.4 Ranges on Elements................................................................................................................. 26 54

    9 Core Metadata Sections in version 2 .................................................................................................. 28 55 9.1 DiskSection ............................................................................................................................... 29 56 9.2 NetworkSection ......................................................................................................................... 30 57 9.3 ResourceAllocationSection ....................................................................................................... 31 58 9.4 AnnotationSection ..................................................................................................................... 32 59 9.5 ProductSection .......................................................................................................................... 32 60 9.6 EulaSection ............................................................................................................................... 35 61 9.7 StartupSection .......................................................................................................................... 36 62 9.8 DeploymentOptionSection ........................................................................................................ 37 63 9.9 OperatingSystemSection .......................................................................................................... 39 64 9.10 InstallSection ............................................................................................................................. 39 65 9.11 EnvironmentFilesSection .......................................................................................................... 40 66 9.12 BootDeviceSection .................................................................................................................... 41 67 9.13 SharedDiskSection ................................................................................................................... 42 68 9.14 ScaleOutSection ....................................................................................................................... 43 69 9.15 PlacementGroupSection and PlacementSection ...................................................................... 44 70 9.16 Encryption Section .................................................................................................................... 46 71

    10 Internationalization .............................................................................................................................. 48 72 10.1 Internal Resource Bundles ....................................................................................................... 48 73 10.2 External Resource Bundles ...................................................................................................... 49 74 10.3 Message Content in External File ............................................................................................. 49 75

    11 OVF Environment ................................................................................................................................ 50 76 11.1 Environment Document ............................................................................................................ 50 77 11.2 Transport ................................................................................................................................... 51 78

    ANNEX A (informative) Symbols and Conventions ................................................................................... 53 79 ANNEX B (normative) OVF XSD ............................................................................................................... 54 80 ANNEX C (informative) OVF Mime Type Registration Template .............................................................. 55 81 ANNEX D (informative) Network Port Profile Examples .................................................................