OVA file made with VirtualBox 4.0 can't be read by VMware ovftool
|Reported by:||Ed Borasky||Owned by:|
|Guest type:||Linux||Host type:||Linux|
I created a 32-bit openSUSE 11.3 virtual machine using VirtualBox 4.0.0 on a 64-bit openSUSE 11.3 host. The machine works fine. I then exported it to an OVA file using the Export wizard, which did not report any errors. But when I try to read it into VMware using VMware's "ovftool" conversion utility, "ovftool" reports an error:
znmeb@AlgoCompSynth:~/VirtualBox> ovftool Project\ Kipling.ova . Opening OVA source: Project Kipling.ova Opening VMX target: . Error: OVF Package is not supported by target:
- Line 25: Unsupported hardware family 'virtualbox-2.2'.
I've attached the XML 'ovf' file - it is indeed calling this a 'virtualbox-2.2' machine, which the VMware tools apparently do not support. I haven't checked the VMware documents yet to see what they do support, but I can do that if you don't have that filed away somewhere.