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+# NAME
+
+sdc-convertvm - Convert VM images into Smart Datacenter dataset manifests.
+
+
+# SYNOPSIS
+
+ sdc-convertvm [-dhnouv] inputvm output-directory
+
+
+# DESCRIPTION
+
+Virtual Machine images may be represented by various formats. `sdc-convertvm`
+takes as input a VM (virtual machine) or VA (or virtual appliace) and can
+output a binary dataset that can be imported into SDC (Smart Data Center).
+
+`sdc-convertvm` accepts as input OVF (Open Virtualization Format) files. It
+outputs a .dsmanifest and .zfs.bz2 file to the `output-directory` specified at
+invocation.
+
+
+# OPTIONS
+
+## General options
+
+ -a/--assets-url <assets-url>
+ Set the location where this dataset's file will be available.
+ (ie. http://10.99.99.6/datasets/)
+
+
+## Dataset Override Options
+
+ -n/--ds-manifest <name>
+ Set the dataset name. (ie. myvm)
+
+ -v/--ds-version <version>
+ Set the dataset version. (ie. 1.0.0)
+
+ -d/--ds-description <description>
+ Set the dataset description. Maximum of 256 characters.
+
+ -o/--ds-os <os>
+ Set the dataset operating system. (ie. linux, windows, smartos, etc.)
+
+ -N/--ds-nic-driver <pcnet|e1000|...>
+ Set the nic driver.
+
+ -D/--ds-disk-driver <virtio|ide|...>
+ Set the dataset disk driver
+
+
+# CAVEATS
+
+- Only OVF-1.0 is supported.
+- Only one VM per OVF file is supported.
+- Only one Disk per OVF VM is supported.
+
+
+# REFERENCES
+
+- http://www.vmware.com/appliances/getting-started/learn/ovf.html
+- http://www.dmtf.org/standards/published_documents/DSP0243_1.1.0.pdf

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