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convert OVF vm packages to smartos compatible images

README.md

NAME

convertvm - Convert VM images into Smart Datacenter dataset manifests.

SYNOPSIS

convertvm [-dhnouv] inputvm.ovf-directory

DESCRIPTION

Virtual Machine images may be represented by various formats. 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).

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>
     (Mandatory): Set the dataset name. (ie. myvm)

-o/--ds-os <os>
     (Mandatory): Set the dataset operating system. (ie. linux, windows, smartos, etc.)

-v/--ds-version <version>
     Set the dataset version. (ie. 1.0.0)

-d/--ds-description <description>
     Set the dataset description. Maximum of 256 characters.

-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

LICENSE

Copyright (c) 2012 Joyent, All rights reserved.

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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