Importing a Virtual Machine OVA into Proxmox


New Member
Oct 18, 2023

I am looking to setup an OSINT VM on my proxmox server. I just got done installing proxmox and no issue with the setup. everything has been running smoothly.

I have previously created VMs from ISOs and thought i would take a chance at importing a VM OVA next. i found a good guide ( and watch some videos but i am near the end but getting a couple errors. Looking for some advice to get back on target.

the commands i have been running:
root@pve:~# mkdir ova_import && cd ova_import
root@pve:~/ova_import# wget -O tracelabsOSINT.ova
root@pve:~/ova_import# tar xvf tracelabsOSINT.ova
root@pve:~/ova_import# qm importovf 200 ./tl-osint-2023.03-virtualbox-amd64.ovf local-lvm --format qcow2

The errors after the last command was run:
warning: unable to parse the VM name in this OVF manifest, generating a default value
invalid host ressource /disk/vmdisk1, skipping

One of the issues i think is with identifying the <destination storage pool name> i have the local (pve) and the local-lvm (pve) storage and attempted to use one of them.
For the other i wonder if i need to be wrapping the ovf name in quotes. trying not to mess anything up.

all help and advice is appreciated. Thanks


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