Ticket #5113 (assigned enhancement)
OVF import - honor MAC address on network cards
|Reported by:||costan||Owned by:||umoeller|
SUMMARY Currently, importing OVF files with network cards that have MAC addresses specified does not honor the MAC addresses.
DETAILS A network card's MAC address is specified in a <rasd:Address> node, under the card's <item> node in <VirtualHardwareSection>. This is documented in the OVF 1.0 specification ( http://www.dmtf.org/standards/published_documents/DSP0243_1.0.0.pdf) on page 22 in Table 4.
Exporting VirtualBox VMs to OVF doesn't include MAC address information either, so I'm assuming the importing/exporting code was written without regard to this attribute. The VirtualBox GUI supports setting MAC addresses on network cards, so the problem can be solved by augmenting the OVF import code.
- Priority changed from major to minor
- Version changed from VirtualBox 3.0.6 to VirtualBox 3.1.0
- Type changed from defect to enhancement