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       virt-convert - convert ovf/vmx to native libvirt guests


       virt-convert INPUT.vmx|INPUT.ovf|INPUT-DIR| [OPTIONS]


       virt-convert is a command line tool for converting VMX or OVF virtual machines to native
       libvirt XML. Disk format conversion can also be done at the same time.

       The simplest invocation is simply: virt-convert INPUT. INPUT might be a .vmx or .ovf file,
       a directory containing a .vmx or .ovf file (and likely 1 or more disk images), or an
       appliance archive like .zip, .tar.gz, or .ova. virt-convert will try to do the right thing
       in each case.

       By default, the virt-convert will convert all encountered disk images to 'raw' format,
       sending the output to a new directory location. So the original disk images are _not_
       altered in place.


       --connect URI
           Connect to a non-default hypervisor. See virt-install(1) for details


       -i INPUT-FORMAT
       --input-format INPUT-FORMAT
           Input format. This should be auto-detected, but can be forced if necessary. Currently
           "vmx" and "ovf" are supported.

       --disk-format OUTPUT-FORMAT
           Output disk format. The default is 'raw', so any encountered disk images will be
           converted to 'raw' format using qemu-img(1). Pass "none" if no conversion should be
           performed: in this case the images will just be copied to the specified --destination.

       --destination DIRECTORY
           The directory to send converted/copied disk images. If not specified, the hypervisor
           default is used, typically /var/lib/libvirt/images.


           Don't automatically try to connect to the guest console. The default behaviour is to
           launch virt-viewer(1) to display the graphical console, or to run the "virsh"
           "console" command to display the text console. Use of this parameter will disable this

           Print the generated libvirt XML, but do not perform any disk conversions or
           install/start the guest. This option implies --dry-run.

           Proceed through the conversion process, but don't convert disks or actually write any
           converted files.

           Show the help message and exit

           Show program's version number and exit

           Avoid verbose output.

           Print debugging information


       Run a fedora18 OVA archive:

         # virt-convert fedora18.ova

       Run an extracted zip archive containing a centos6 .vmx and .vmdk file, converting the
       images to qcow2 format

         # virt-convert centos6/ --disk-format qcow2

       Convert the specified .vmx file. Any references disk images must be in the same directory.
       Don't change the disk format. Move the disk images to /tmp

         # virt-convert foo.vmx --disk-format none --destination /tmp


       Please see


       Copyright (C) Red Hat, Inc, and various contributors.  This is free software. You may
       redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
       "".  There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by


       virt-install(1), the project website ""