An ovf file extension is related to the Open Virtual Machine file format for storing data used to run virtual machine. It is supported by various virtualization software like VMware Workstation, VirtualBox etc.
There is one other file type using
the OVF file extension!
.ovf - Orbit vector file
Software that works with ovf file extension
OVF file extension - Open Virtualization Format Package
What is ovf file? How to open ovf files?
File type specification:
ovf file icon:
The ovf file extension is associated with VMware and used for Open Virtual Machine file format.
VMware and other leaders in the virtualization field have created the Open Virtualization Format (OVF), a platform independent, efficient, extensible, and open packaging and distribution format for virtual machines.
The Open Virtualization Format (OVF) describes an open, secure, portable, efficient, and flexible format for the packaging and distribution of one or more virtual machines.
OVF enables optimized distribution, provides a simple, automated user experience, supports both single and multi virtual machine configurations, enables portable VM packaging, affords vendor and platform independence, supports localization and offers future extensibility.
The default software associated to ovf file type:
Company or developer:
VirtualBox is popular open-source multi-platform free x86 virtualization software package. VirtualBox supports virtualization of many operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, OpenBSD etc.
VirtualBox has own specific virtual container format called Virtual Disk Image (VDI), where it stores virtual machine. VirtualBox also supports containers from other applications, such as WMvare and Microsoft Virtual PC.
Company or developer:
VMware Workstation is popular application used to create virtual computer machines in one desktop or laptop computer. It supports virtualization of many computer operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, MS-DOS, FreeBSD etc.
VMware Workstation can convert an existing physical computer into VMware virtual machine. Each virtual machine represents a complete computer, including processor, memory, network connections etc. VMware Workstation is distributed for Microsoft Windows and Linux.
List of software applications associated to the .ovf file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file: like open ovf file, edit ovf file, convert ovf file, view ovf file, play ovf file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the ovf files.
- Open ovf file
- Convert ovf file
- Create ovf file
- Import ovf file
- Export ovf file
- Others ovf file
Software that open ovf file - Open Virtualization Format Package
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