Hey hosting community,

 

Just wanted to drop a short note here that we have a new tool available that will assist you in Importing OVFs into your VMM environment from other virtualization platforms:

 

The Open Virtualization Format (OVF) is a packaging standard from Distributed Management Task Force, Inc., for portability and deployment of virtual appliances. The OVF Import/Export tool consists of cmdlets that enable System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) users to import and export virtual machines that are packaged in the OVF format. You can use the OVF Import/Export tool to import a virtual machine from other virtualization platforms (currently VMware vCenter and Citrix XenServer) or to export a virtual machine for use on another platform.

The OVF format uses an XML file with the extension .ovf together with one or more virtual disks. The OVF Import/Export tool does not convert virtual hard disk file formats. You may need third-party tools to convert a virtual hard disk format.

 

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj158932.aspx

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29309