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Updated: Wednesday, July 27, 2022

ovmtlibrary (8)


ovmtlibrary - manage Oracle VM for SPARC templates library


/opt/ovmtutils/bin/ovmtlibrary [-V] [-h | -H]

/opt/ovmtutils/bin/ovmtlibrary -c init [-f] [-q | -v] -l library

/opt/ovmtutils/bin/ovmtlibrary -c store [-d description] [-f] -l library [-n template-name]
  -o URI [-q | -v]

/opt/ovmtutils/bin/ovmtlibrary -c list [-a | -p | -o | -t type] -l library [-m]
  [-n template-name | -i template-id] [-q | -v] [-s [-e event-id]]

/opt/ovmtutils/bin/ovmtlibrary -c delete [-a] -l library [-n template-name | -i template-id]
  [-q | -v]


    The ovmtlibrary command enables you to manage Oracle VM for SPARC templates information in the following ways:

  • -c init initializes the library

  • -c store stores a template

  • -c list lists templates

  • -c delete deletes templates

    The template archive file that is used to store templates requires the following:

  • A file extension of .ova

  • An XML configuration file that has a file extension of .ovf

  • At least one compressed disk image that matches the information in the .ovf file

  • A checksum information file that has a file extension of .mf file

Note that an event ID is printed when you store a template. You can use this ID to check the status of a store operation.

You do not need superuser permissions to run the ovmtlibrary command.

The ovmtlibrary command includes the following options:


Lists all versions of the specified template or templates. By default, only the latest version is shown.

–c init

Initializes the template library.

–c store

Stores a template in the library.

–c list

Lists templates in the library.

–c delete

Deletes templates from the library.

–d description

Specifies a template description.

–e event-ID

Specifies the event ID for which to show the status of a store operation.


Forces an overwrite of an existing library.


Shows the help message.

–i template-ID

Specifies the ID of the template to list.

–l library

Specifies the path to template library.


Produces output in machine-parseable format.

–n template-name

Specifies the template name.

For the store operation, this option specifies the template name to store. By default, the OVF name is used if this option is not specified.

For the list operation, this option specifies the template name to list. By default, the latest versions of all templates are shown.

–o URI

Specifies the URI of the template object to store. Valid URI values include file://, http://, and ftp://.


Lists the objects for the specified template. You must specify the template name or template ID. If you specify a template name, only the objects in its latest version are listed.


Shows property information for the template ID that you specify with the –i option.


Suppresses headers and messages.


Shows event status.

–t type

Specify an object type for a specified template. You must also specify the related template name or template ID.


Shows detailed information.


Shows version information about this command.

Exit Status

The following exit values are returned:


Successful completion.


An error occurred. Property value not set or property not found.


A usage error occurred.


See the attributes(7) man page for a description of the following attributes.

Attribute Type
Attribute Value
Interface Stability

See Also

attributes(7), ovmtadm(8), ovmtconfig(8), ovmtcreate(8), ovmtdeploy(8), ovmtprop(8)

Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.6 Developer’s Guide