Opened 15 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#5512 closed enhancement (fixed)

VirtualBox-specific settings should be supported in OVF export too, using the ProductSection element

Reported by: Daniel Kulesz Owned by:
Component: OVF Version: VirtualBox 3.0.12
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: other


It's possible to definesome "ExtraDataItem" fields in virtualbox, such as the following:

<ExtraDataItem name="VBoxInternal/Devices/pcnet/0/LUN#0/Config/guestssh/Protocol" value="TCP"/>
<ExtraDataItem name="VBoxInternal/Devices/pcnet/0/LUN#0/Config/guestssh/GuestPort" value="22"/>
<ExtraDataItem name="VBoxInternal/Devices/pcnet/0/LUN#0/Config/guestssh/HostPort" value="2222"/>

Unfortunately, these extra data items don't get exported into the OVF format. Therefore importing a previously exported VirtualBox VM in OVF format gets very annoying over time.

The OVF specification Version 1.0 supports such attributes with the <ProductSection> element, as outlined in section 9.5 of the specification. It would be really cool, if VirtualBox would take advantage of this feature.

Change History (2)

comment:1 by derek broughton, 14 years ago

This is not just a "nice to have", it's necessary to make some VMs usable. See bug #5062

comment:2 by umoeller, 14 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

All VirtualBox-specific settings are now preserved in custom OVF tags, starting with version 3.2.

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