Is it possible to save a copy of the source OVA into the VM's virutal disk, after that VM is deployed from the OVA?
In other words:
1. Use OVF Template deployment wizard, point it to a xyz.ova on a network shared drive, and deploy a VM
2. Save a copy (or save the path to the source OVA) of the OVA into the VM, so that when the VM boots up, it can have the OVA embedded in that VM. This VM then might interact with the vCenter and invoke additional VM deployments, by providing vcenter the source OVA.