Proxmox import ova ovf qcow2 disk into VM

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  • Create new VM
  • Note the VM ID
  • If you have a .ova or .ovf file, you simply need to do the following to extract the vmdk:
  • tar -xvf *.ova
  • Import the disk into the vmid of the new vm
  • qm importdisk targetvmid disk001.vmdk local -format qcow2


    qm importdisk targetvmid disk001.vmdk local-lvm -format qcow2

    Depending on the storage you have setup.

  • It’s also worth noting that at least on my particular homelab setup, running the qm importdisk command brought the server to it’s knees until the import completes.