Open Virtualization Format

Registered by Scott Moser on 2009-11-10

OVF (Open Virtualization Format) is a packaging format for appliances and meta-data surrounding them. Ubuntu deals with appliances in at least the following ways:
- Eucalyptus (bundle and upload to it)
- uec-images.ubuntu.com (our creation of appliances)
- ec2-init (runs inside the image and consumes meta-data / customization data)
- appliance store

Changes to each of the above could:
a.) make ubuntu images more easily adopted where ovf support is present (vmware esx, virtualbox)
b.) make distribution and consumption of ubuntu images easier.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Jos Boumans
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Scott Moser
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
None
Definition:
Discussion
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Deferred
Milestone target:
None

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ttx - At this point UEC/EC2 don't support it, so we should spend our resources on other specs instead

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