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Getting "Too many Users" error message

Getting "Too many Users" error message when multiple VM guests attempt to connect CD-rom to ISO boot image. Does anyone know if there is a setting or  that limits the number of concurrent connections to a hosted file?  The file is a boot iso located on a VMFS datastore. The ISO is simply a boot loader to get to a Provisioning server. At the moment we have about 50 guests connecting to this ISO but this number could grow to hundreds and thousands. Maintaining a bunch of copies of the ISO would be cumbersome. This is actual a VDI implementation. The actual error message is below.

CDROM: Connecting ide1:1 to '/vmfs/volumes/4ff5e4ea-bab8f89e-9aaf-d4856456c12b/Boot-ISO/XDBoot_PVS_2v-1v.iso'. img=1 raw=0 remote=0

2012-08-29T13:50:13.706Z| vcpu-0| FileIOErrno2Result: Unexpected errno=87, Too many users

2012-08-29T13:50:13.706Z| vcpu-0| AIOGNRC: Failed to open '/vmfs/volumes/4ff5e4ea-bab8f89e-9aaf-d4856456c12b/Boot-ISO/XDBoot_PVS_2v-1v.iso' : Too many users (5700000002) (0x2001).

2012-08-29T13:50:13.706Z| vcpu-0| CDROM-IMG:  image open for '/vmfs/volumes/4ff5e4ea-bab8f89e-9aaf-d4856456c12b/Boot-ISO/XDBoot_PVS_2v-1v.iso' failed: Too many users (5700000002).

2012-08-29T13:50:13.706Z| vcpu-0| CDROM-IMG: Failed to connect '/vmfs/volumes/4ff5e4ea-bab8f89e-9aaf-d4856456c12b/Boot-ISO/XDBoot_PVS_2v-1v.iso'.

2012-08-29T13:50:13.706Z| vcpu-0| CDROM: Failed to connect CDROM device '/vmfs/volumes/4ff5e4ea-bab8f89e-9aaf-d4856456c12b/Boot-ISO/XDBoot_PVS_2v-1v.iso'.

2012-08-29T13:50:13.706Z| vcpu-0| Msg_Post: Warning

2012-08-29T13:50:13.706Z| vcpu-0| [msg.cdromImage.cantOpen] Cannot connect file "/vmfs/volumes/4ff5e4ea-bab8f89e-9aaf-d4856456c12b/Boot-ISO/XDBoot_PVS_2v-1v.iso" as a CD-ROM image: Too many users

2012-08-29T13:50:13.706Z| vcpu-0| [msg.device.startdisconnected] Virtual device ide1:1 will start disconnected.

Thanks

Message was edited by: Troy Clavell - shortened subject line

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