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Distributed Management Task Force, Inc.

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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 Specifications

DSP # Version Title Date Comments
DSP0265 1.0.0 Profile to Enable Automated Deployment of OVF Packages 27 Jun 2013 .pdf file. DMTF Standard
DSP0243 2.1.0 Open Virtualization Format Specification 3 Jan 2014

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0243 2.1.0 Open Virtualization Format Specification 3 Jan 2014

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0243 2.0.1 Open Virtualization Format Specification 30 Aug 2013

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0243 2.0.1 Open Virtualization Format Specification 30 Aug 2013

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0243 2.0.0 Open Virtualization Format Specification 3 Jan 2013

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0243 2.0.0 Open Virtualization Format Specification 3 Jan 2013

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0243 1.1.1 Open Virtualization Format Specification 30 Aug 2013

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0243 1.1.1 Open Virtualization Format Specification 30 Aug 2013

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0243 1.1.0 Open Virtualization Format Specification 20 Jan 2010

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0243 1.1.0 Open Virtualization Format Specification 20 Jan 2010

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0243 1.0.0 Open Virtualization Format Specification 22 Feb 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0243 1.0.0 Open Virtualization Format Specification 22 Feb 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DMTF Profiles

DSP # Version Title Date Comments
DSP1116 1.0.0 IP Configuration Profile 4 Feb 2013

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP1065 1.0.0a Network Management - Virtual Routing and Forwarding Profile 18 Mar 2014

.pdf file. DMTF Work-In-Progress, expiring: 2014-06-31 

DSP1052 1.0.2 Computer System Profile 4 Feb 2013

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

XML Schemas

DSP # Version Title Date Comments
DSP8049 1.0.1 Network Port Profile XML Schema 3 Jan 2013

.xsd file. DMTF Standard

DSP8027 1.1.0 OVF Environment XSD 29 Jan 2010

.xsd file, DMTF Standard

DSP8027 1.0.0 OVF Environment 2 Mar 2009

.xsd file, DMTF Standard

DSP8026 1.0.0 SVPC Message Registry 10 Sep 2012 .xml file. DMTF Standard
DSP8023 2.0.1 OVF Envelope XSD 25 Aug 2013 .xsd file. DMTF Standard
DSP8023 2.0.0 OVF Envelope 3 Jan 2013

.xsd file. DMTF Standard

DSP8023 2.0.0 OVF Envelope 3 Jan 2013

.xsd file. DMTF Standard

DSP8023 1.1.1 OVF Envelope XSD 25 Aug 2013 .xsd file. DMTF Standard
DSP8023 1.1.0 OVF Envelope XSD 29 Jan 2010

.xsd file, DMTF Standard

DSP8023 1.0.0 OVF Envelope XSD 3 Feb 2009

.xsd file, DMTF Standard

White Papers and Technical Notes

DSP # Version Title Date Comments
DSP2021 1.0.0 Open Virtualization Format Examples 27 Jan 2009

.tar file, DMTF Informational

DSP2017 1.0.0 Open Virtualization Format White Paper 24 Feb 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Informational

Work in Progress Documents

DSP # Version Title Date Comments Expiration Date
DSP2017 2.0.0b Open Virtualization Format White Paper 25 Feb 2014

.pdf file. DMTF Work-In-Progress, expiring 2014-07-30         

30 Jul 2014
DSP2017 2.0.0b Open Virtualization Format White Paper 25 Feb 2014

.pdf file. DMTF Work-In-Progress, expiring 2014-07-30         

30 Jul 2014
DSP1065 1.0.0a Network Management - Virtual Routing and Forwarding Profile 18 Mar 2014

.pdf file. DMTF Work-In-Progress, expiring: 2014-06-31 

30 Jun 2014

Expired Work in Progress Documents

DSP # Version Title Date Comments Expiration Date
DSP2017 2.0.0a Open Virtualization Format White Paper 22 Jul 2013

.pdf file. DMTF Work-In-Progress, expiring 2013-12-31

31 Dec 2013
DSP0243 2.1.0c Open Virtualization Format Specification 20 Jul 2013

.pdf file. DMTF Work-In-Progress, expiring 2013-12-31

31 Dec 2013
DSP0243 2.0.0d Open Virtualization Format Specification 26 Sep 2012

.pdf file. DMTF Work-In-Progress, expired: December 15, 2012

15 Dec 2012

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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.