A Virtual Appliance that has been archived as Tarball and compressed as  gZip in a single file with the extension .ova

The OVA typically contains three files:

  • The disk: <VMname>.vmdk
  • The XML Definition: <VMname>.ovf
  • SHA1 Thumbprint: <VMname>.mf

John Borhek

John Borhek (VCP 3-6.5) is the IT Director and Lead Solutions Architect at VMsources Group Inc. and an active consultant specializing in VMware vSphere, Linux, Networking and Infrastructure Design.

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