Add Import/Export OVA
Add the possibility to import/export OVA and any other Open Virtualization files.
Import of OVF files is now in GA!
Refer to the docs for more information:
With this release, we are closing this idea, but we have created a separate idea for export to OVA / OVF. Please direct your votes accordingly:
Zoran Lovric commented
When it comes to OVA/OVF import, which of the following two options would provide more value:
1. Import to a running VM instance
2. Import to a machine image (disks + instance details)?
In case option 2. is preferred, would option 1. still provide any value to you?
Sherry Li commented
Hi, we start the effort and will share an update as soon as it reaches Alpha release.
Any updates on this? This is a really important feature and considering AWS has been supporting this for a while it's not really an impossible request
You can export images to vmdk, vhdx, vpc, vdi, and qcow2
gcloud compute images export - export a Google Compute Engine image
gcloud compute images export --destination-uri=DESTINATION_URI (--image=IMAGE | --image-family=IMAGE_FAMILY) [--async] [--export-format=EXPORT_FORMAT] [--image-project=IMAGE_PROJECT] [--log-location=LOG_LOCATION] [--timeout=TIMEOUT; default="2h"] [GCLOUD_WIDE_FLAG …]
gcloud compute images export exports Virtual Disk images from Google Compute Engine.
By default, images are exported in the Google Compute Engine format, which is a disk.raw file that has been tarred and gzipped.
The --export-format flag will export the image to a format supported by QEMU using qemu-img. Valid formats include vmdk, vhdx, vpc, vdi, and qcow2.
Nothing happen for this feature 3 years no change
I can't see option to import existing virtual Machine in google Compute.
would be great if this is possible
also import qcow2 ?
Tyler Johnson commented
Would make deploying a tool like Atlassian HipChat an option. It only ships as a .ova file currently.
Josechu C commented
Totally agree... i was trying to create an image an even adding the ova inside a tar.gz the error is sown saying that "just .raw images are supported" :(
Would be nice to be able to import OVA files to onboard VNFs fast.
Agreed, this would greatly increase the feasibility of the Compute Engine.
Export And Deploid...
Enable GCE VM Instance to be exported as OVF or OVA format