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Difference b/w .ova and .vdi

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#1 sweedishfish


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Posted 26 September 2016 - 08:55 PM

I'm not sure if this is the right category for this question - if not, please move to the right place...


But... can someone tell me the difference b/w the 2? And the benefits (if any?)

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 12:17 AM

An OVF stands for Open Virtualization Format and it is a packaging standard designed to address the portability and deployment of virtualization appliances.


An OVF package structure consists of a number of files i.e; a descriptor file, optional manifest and certificate files, optional disk images, and optional resource files.


OVF is not only the name of the packaging format standard, but it also refers to the package, when distributed as a group of files. An OVA (open virtual appliance or application) is merely a single file distribution of the same file package, stored in the TAR format.

Edited by Webdeveloper, 31 October 2016 - 12:21 AM.

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