I am trying to create and setup VM (Windows evaluation server 2019 OS) on the ESXi 6.7 host, but getting below error which I cannot find the exact solution how to fix it. Looking for answers here ??
Operation on CD-ROM image file /vmfs/volumes/5dd6b325-521cd908-20e7-14feb5d2f934/17763.737.190906-2324.rs5_release_svc_refresh_SERVER_EVAL_x64FRE_en-us_1.iso has failed. Subsequent operations on this file are also likely to fail unless the image file connection is corrected. Try disconnecting the image file, then reconnecting it to the virtual machine's CD-ROM drive. Select Continue to continue forwarding the error to the guest operating system. Select Disconnect to disconnect the image file.
Where is the ISO file hosted? An online search suggests the cause is an Issue connecting to whatever datastore the file lives on.
Sounds to me like there is corruption of the actual ISO file. Have you verified that the ISO is complete, and the hash matches what is offered by Microsoft? More than once I have been burned by bad downloads from the Microsoft Evaluation site.
If you have access, I would grab the ISO from the VLSC, seems to be much more reliable in my opinion
Is it the first time of using this ISO file on that ESXi host?
Can you check the datastore in the mentioned path was online at that moment?
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I downloaded it last week from this link: https://www.microsoft.com/it-it/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2019 (4.9 Gb).
I created an ISO folder in the datastore, I copied it in and from "Edit Settings ->CD-ROM" I hooked the ISO file. I have created 3 test servers 2019 without problems.