Import/Export OVF With Hyper-V Using System Center 2012

A new extension has been released for System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) that allows you to import and export virtual appliances using the Open Virtualisation Format (OVF).  OVF is a vendor neutral format for out-of-band migration of virtual appliance VMs.  This is the perfect way to get from one cloud to another, where specialisations would make direct import/export impossible.

There is more on this tool on TechNet

VMware also has an OVF tool that you can download.  I think that XenServer 5.6 has XenServer support baked in.

You can learn more about OVF on Wikipedia.

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