Tomwiseone
Contributor
Contributor

How to get ISO images to nested VM's on Virtual ESXi?

Hi, This is my first post so please be gentle :smileygrin:

I currently have 1 physical host (HP Microserver) connected to my home network.

On that host i have 2 x server 2008 VM's (DC & VCenter), 1 x Win7 VM and 2 x ESXi5 VM's. I have created a VM on one of the virtual ESXi5 hosts but cannot seem to find a way to get the ISO images to the VM i have created on the virtual ESXi host.

My VM's are all on an isolated network and my main datastore on the physical host is where the ISO images currently reside so i can still build new VM's on the physical host if i want.

How can i map to the ISO's from the new VM which has it's datastore nested into the virtual ESXi host's datastore. I have tried attaching the ISO image to the virtual host and configuring the VM to use the host CD drive but this does not work.

Please help. Happy to provide any information to assist in this.

Thanks in advance.

0 Kudos
1 Reply
Tomwiseone
Contributor
Contributor

OK so they say you are your own harshest critic and i have just caned myself :smileygrin:

Numpty mistake of not selecting the Connect at power on option on the CD Drive of the Virtual ESXi

0 Kudos