DMTF

Distributed Management Task Force, Inc.

DMTF enables more effective management of IT systems worldwide.

OVF Open Virtualization Format (OVF)

DMTF’s Open Virtualization Format (OVF) is a packaging standard designed to address the portability and deployment of virtual appliances.  OVF enables simplified and error-free deployment of virtual appliances across multiple virtualization platforms.

OVF is a common packaging format for independent software vendors (ISVs) to package and securely distribute virtual appliances, enabling cross-platform portability. By packaging virtual appliances in OVF, ISVs can create a single, pre-packaged appliance that can run on customers’ virtualization platforms of choice.

DMTF welcomes feedback on our standards, but requires that individuals submitting comments first agree to our Feedback Policy.

Note: All relevant profiles are available on this aggregated Management Profiles page. Mapping Specifications (DSP08XX range) are available in the Published Documents section.

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DMTF Feedback Policy

The DMTF welcomes feedback on our standards, but requires that individuals submitting comments first agree to our DMTF Feedback Policy.