DMTF releases OVF 1.0 (maybe)

After a process lasted more than one year, last month the DMTF finally ratified the Open Virtualization Format (OVF).

Despite the announcement, the 1.0 document of specifications available here doesn’t seem to be definitive (document status: Preliminary Standard).

Definitive or not, a lot of companies are already supporting the standard:

All other virtualization vendors offering cross-platform management tools are expected to support it in the coming months. Hopefully the format of our virtual machines will be a problem that we don’t have to care of anymore.