Ticket #5512 (closed enhancement: fixed)
VirtualBox-specific settings should be supported in OVF export too, using the ProductSection element
|Reported by:||DanielKulesz||Owned by:|
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.