Convert OVA Image to QCOW2 Image (QEMU, virt-manager)
A lot of Linux image are passed around as
ova file. All that is required is to download and use Virtual Box but you may prefere QEMU.
ova file before but didn’t realize it’s just an archive, which means it can ve open with
tar -xvf my-image.ova
This give us a bunch of file, including a
vmdk which we want to convert to
This may take a while:
qemu-img convert my-image-disk001.vmdk my-image.qcow2 -O qcow2
Check if the convertion was successful:
This should output something similar:
my-image.qcow2: QEMU QCOW2 Image (v3), 10000 bytes
You now have a
qcow2 image you can use with Virt-Manager!