tomaddox
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VMs unable to boot from CD image on ESX 3.0.2

Since installing ESX Server 3.0.2, I am no longer able to boot virtual machines from ISO images. As a result, deploying new VMs from scratch has become markedly more difficult. Has anyone else seen this problem?

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wcrahen
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Are you connecting the ISO through the client or from a datastore? I know it still works through the VI client.

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tomaddox
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As it turned out, this problem was related to an error in the VMFS volume. It was brown trousers time for a few minutes there, let me tell you. I had deleted a LUN that had been assigned as an extent out from under the volume. When I wrote data (the ISO images) to the volume, ESX Server apparently got confused and couldn't figure out where it had put the data. I rescanned the storage adapters on all my servers, and everything appears to be working fine.

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