OVF to OVA conversion
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First you will need to log onto the Systems Director and take a note of its unique identifier, this is located as follows -
Left task menu -> System Configuration -> VMControl. Once this is open select the 'Virtual Appliances' tab followed by the 'Image Repository', then just select the relevant one if you have more and you should then see a field called 'Unique Identifier'.
Now we have the identifier from the NIM master, perform the following steps as the root user-
Change to the appliance directory of the virtual appliance that you want to export using the following command:
# cd /exp
Copy the .ovf file, the mksysb file found in the directory to a new location.
In the copied .ovf files, change all file reference to use a relative path -
Now we can create our tar achive ensuring that the ovf is the first file in the archive -
# tar cvf <file-name>.ova <file-name>.ovf
# tar uvf <file-name>.ova <file-name>.mksysb