TrendETSVMAdmin
Contributor
Contributor

"Removable Devices" of VMRC' is gray

Hello,

I created "Mount CD-ROM" action into vRA7.3.

I found one issue.

When I access VM by VMRC  in vRA7.3 "Removable Devices" of VMRC' is gray.

But we directly access same VM by VMRC in vCenter.

The function is OK.

How to resolve it ?

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daphnissov
Immortal
Immortal

Are you trying to allow a user to mount an ISO via VMRC as a day2? Something else?

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TrendETSVMAdmin
Contributor
Contributor

Yes, our users have some own ISO. I hope the user can use own ISO to create VM.

In the past, we use vCD. vCD can support this feature.

Why can't vRA support?

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Pima35
Contributor
Contributor

Hi,

I have the same need.

Is there a solution today ?

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Lalegre
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

Hey,

I assume here that you are using the VMRC connectivity action through vRealize Automation and it has some features limited as it cannot interact in the same way as vCenter Server. For mounting the ISO you will need a XaaS action to be entitled in the VM by using vRealize Orchestrator.

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Pima35
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Contributor

Hi Lalegre​,

Thank for your answer.

My need is to mount an iso file from client side wich It's easy to do with VMRC from VC.

With VRO, it seems I can add or mount a CDROM from client side, host side or data storage side.

I tried to do that from "client side", but without success.

What means exactly "data side" ?

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Lalegre
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

Hey

Try to test with the next KB: VMware Knowledge Base

It seems to be pretty straightforward and as an additional content take a look at this dicussion: vRealize Orchestrator Forum - VMware {code}

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Pima35
Contributor
Contributor

Hi,

The example you mention use the Datastore iso file mount.

This is working fine.

In my case, I want to mount an iso file located to the client machine, that means the machine calling VMRC.

I though that the type 'Client Device' was the solution, but it seems not working.

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