Hello, I got my first VM up and running with win server 2016 using the CD pointing to the ISO file. I then installed SQL server. Now I am trying to load some old trial software from CD. So I changed the VM to use the physical host CD drive (screen print) rather than pointing to ISO. It seems the VM will not Power On after the change. I've done everything I can thing of including rebooting the host. I tried to change settings back to the original ISO setup but it also tells me it can not make those changes because of current state. I have no way of powering on the VM. The exsi 6.7 host is up and not in maint mode or anything. I'm new with VMware, any ideas? Is there something wrong with my CD config below?
At this point I would be fine with just getting back to where I was (with CD pointing to ISO) and have the VM run again.
Sorry - I could not resist - it sounds so silly but it is still true ....
Sometimes - when ESXi is in this mood - like making statements like "operation not possible because vm is powered off" it just needs to do it in baby-steps.
So dont expect that it can handle a change - instead first remove the device - check if it is gone - and then add a new one.
That often helps ...
It's strange, I can go in edit and click the x on the cd and it appears that it is removed. But once I hit save I get the errors below - Operation is not allowed in current state. It says the VM is status normal. I'm not sure what state it is in?