Is there a way to point the CD to an iso on a VMFS volume? Using the CD drive across a WAN is incredibly slow. I don't see a way to do it within the VI Client without installing a NAS VM fist on the remote server and then uploading the iso to it.
Yes - its an option in the VI Client - its labeled 'use datastore ISO file' under the CD Rom settings for the VM.
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I don't know what I was thinking. I have a folder up there named iso with 3 other operating systems in it that I installed from before.