Import Assembly

To import an assembly:

  1. Create or locate an assembly file. This should be a single .ova file, which contains the .ovf descriptive file(s), and disk image file(s) for the assembly.

    If you do not have the assembly in the archive (.ova) format, but instead have a series of virtual disk images and an .ovf file, you can place all the files in the same directory on a web server, import the .ovf file, and all the supporting virtual disk files are also imported. Alternatively, you can first import all the virtual disk files, then continue with this procedure to import the .ovf file.


    OVF files in the version 0.9 format (as used by ESX 3.5) are not supported. If the assembly uses an unsupported format, you can try to use VMware's Converter or OVF Tool to convert to a newer version, or you can use qemu-img to convert the vmdk files to raw disk files and recreate the virtual machine manually.

    See Section, “Import Virtual Disk” for information on importing virtual disk files.

  2. Place the assembly file in a location accessible from your Oracle VM Manager host computer using either of these protocols: HTTP, HTTPS or FTP.

  3. Click the Repositories tab. Select the repository in which to store the assembly file. Select Assemblies in the navigation tree.

  4. Select Import VM Assembly... Import VM Assembly... icon in the toolbar in the management pane.

  5. The Import VM Assembly dialog box is displayed. Select or edit the following:

    • VM Assembly download location: The URL for the assembly file. The URL schemes supported are HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP. For example:


    • Proxy: The IP address or hostname of an optional proxy server to use when importing the assembly.

    Click OK to import the assembly file. When the import job is complete, the new assembly is displayed in the table in the management pane.