jrflm
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virtual machine failure to see ISO image

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Hi

beginners issue in that have 60 day trial of ESX 3.5, using client to create Virtual machine and having tried both Client device and Host device against against CD\DVD with connect at power on option selected. When power on Virt machine it boots up straight in DHCP search and do not seem to be able to press F2 to get in to BIOS to change boot order. Am I missing something obvious? but was hoping it would detect my ISO image of Windows Server OS on my DVD

thanks

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Texiwill
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Hello,

It is under the Options Tab, the Boot Options setting has a boot delay.


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Edward L. Haletky
VMware Communities User Moderator, VMware vExpert 2009, DABCC Analyst
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RParker
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You have to be quick. Pretty much the best practice I found is to edit every one of your VM's and therefore all NEW VM's to include a delay. I set it to 1000 ms, so you can press 'esc' to get the CD/DVD boot. But even better is to edit the configuration, and boot into BIOS the first time the VM boots, change the boot order to CD as first drive. Then you won't have this problem.

Even linux and Windows CD's now won't boot automatically unless you press a key in the first 5 seconds. So if you leave a CD in the drive by accident it won't force a CD boot.

jrflm
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thanks all sounds logical, but excuse my ignorance but do not know how to achieve what you suggest. I've attached a screen dump of settings and see no menu options to configure.

My aim once this Server is built is to then install Virtual center where believe have more features

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Texiwill
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Hello,

It is under the Options Tab, the Boot Options setting has a boot delay.


Best regards,
Edward L. Haletky
VMware Communities User Moderator, VMware vExpert 2009, DABCC Analyst
====
Now Available on Rough-Cuts: 'VMware vSphere(TM) and Virtual Infrastructure Security: Securing ESX and the Virtual Environment'
Also available 'VMWare ESX Server in the Enterprise'
SearchVMware Pro|Blue Gears|Top Virtualization Security Links|Virtualization Security Round Table Podcast

--
Edward L. Haletky
vExpert XIV: 2009-2022,
VMTN Community Moderator
vSphere Upgrade Saga: https://www.astroarch.com/blogs
GitHub Repo: https://github.com/Texiwill
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jrflm
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Yes thanks, I discovered shortly after my post, I'm new to VMWare and this community so guess should have looked to close OFF thread to stop wasting other people's time

regards

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