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Distributed Management Task Force, Inc.

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OVF Open Virtualization Format

DMTF’s Open Virtualization Format (OVF) is a packaging standard designed to address the portability and deployment of virtual appliances.  OVF enables simplified and error-free deployment of virtual appliances across multiple virtualization platforms.

OVF is a common packaging format for independent software vendors (ISVs) to package and securely distribute virtual appliances, enabling cross-platform portability. By packaging virtual appliances in OVF, ISVs can create a single, pre-packaged appliance that can run on customers’ virtualization platforms of choice.

DMTF welcomes feedback on our standards, but requires that individuals submitting comments first agree to our Feedback Policy.

Note: All relevant profiles are available on this aggregated Management Profiles page. Mapping Specifications (DSP08XX range) are available in the Published Documents section.

Related Information:

DMTF Specifications

DSP # Version Title Date Comments
DSP0265 1.0.0 Profile to Enable Automated Deployment of OVF Packages 27 Jun 2013

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0243 2.1.0 Open Virtualization Format Specification 3 Jan 2014

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0243 2.0.1 Open Virtualization Format Specification 30 Aug 2013

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0243 2.0.0 Open Virtualization Format Specification 3 Jan 2013

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0243 1.1.1 Open Virtualization Format Specification 30 Aug 2013

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0243 1.1.0 Open Virtualization Format Specification 20 Jan 2010

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0243 1.0.0 Open Virtualization Format Specification 22 Feb 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

XML Schemas

DSP # Version Title Date Comments
DSP8027 1.1.0 OVF Environment XSD 29 Jan 2010

.xsd file, DMTF Standard

DSP8027 1.0.0 OVF Environment 2 Mar 2009

.xsd file, DMTF Standard

DSP8023 2.0.1 OVF Envelope XSD 25 Aug 2013

.xsd file. DMTF Standard

DSP8023 2.0.0 OVF Envelope 3 Jan 2013

.xsd file. DMTF Standard

DSP8023 1.1.1 OVF Envelope XSD 25 Aug 2013

.xsd file. DMTF Standard

DSP8023 1.1.0 OVF Envelope XSD 29 Jan 2010

.xsd file, DMTF Standard

DSP8023 1.0.0 OVF Envelope XSD 3 Feb 2009

.xsd file, DMTF Standard

White Papers and Technical Notes

DSP # Version Title Date Comments
DSP2017 2.0.0 Open Virtualization Format White Paper 5 Aug 2014

.pdf file. DMTF Informational

DSP2017 1.0.0 Open Virtualization Format White Paper 24 Feb 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Informational

Tutorials and Education

DMTF Feedback Policy

The DMTF welcomes feedback on our standards, but requires that individuals submitting comments first agree to our DMTF Feedback Policy.