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Converting ova files

OVA file is simple a tar archive with ovf (configuration) and vmdk (disk) files.

$ tar -xvf My_VM.ova
My_VM.ovf
My_VM-disk1.vmdk

After this convert the vmdk to qcow2

 qemu-img convert -O qcow2 My_VM-disk1.vmdk My_VM.qcow2

The configuration must be done manually (number of CPU, memory, iface etc)
You can open the OVF to inspect what config this machine have and apply manually.