DMTF

Distributed Management Task Force, Inc.

OVFWG Open Virtualization Format Working Group (OVFWG)

 

Working Group Description

The rapid adoption of virtual infrastructure has highlighted the need for a standard, portable metadata format for the distribution of virtual systems onto and between virtualization platforms. The DMTF’s Open Virtualization Format (OVF) Working Group produces the OVF standard, which provides the industry with a standard packaging format for software solutions based on virtual systems. OVF has been adopted and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as ISO 17203.

In the modern cloud computing era, OVF provides a platform independent, efficient, open and extensible packaging and distribution format that facilitates the mobility of virtual machines and gives customers platform independence. This group’s work is also utilized in the DMTF’s Cloud Management Initiative.

DMTF Specifications

DSP # Versionsort icon Title Date Comments
DSP0243 2.1.1 Open Virtualization Format Specification 21 Aug 2015

.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

DSP0265 1.0.0 Profile to Enable Automated Deployment of OVF Packages 27 Jun 2013

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

Schemas

DSP # Versionsort icon Title Date Comments
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

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 1.0.0 OVF Envelope XSD 3 Feb 2009

.xsd file, DMTF Standard

White Papers and Technical Notes

DSP # Versionsort icon 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.

Additional OVF Working Group Information

Participating Companies