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VMs not booting off CD drive whether ISO, local, or VI clien

Postby guest » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:20 pm

We upgraded to ESX 3.5 u2 Build 110268 4 or 5 weeks ago and we need to create a brand new VM. I can't boot off CD! I've checked the BIOS settings on the VM, all set fine. It makes no difference whether I try the CD drive within the ESX server, or an ISO or whether I connect it via the VI client. I've checked the VI client still passes the CD through on current VMs, and it does - so, er, does anyone have any insights please? I've googled far and wide but I'm not coming up with anything.
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Re: VMs not booting off CD drive whether ISO, local, or VI clien

Postby guest » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:21 pm

I tired booting off an ISO CD again. The PXE boot was still on screen. Went to edit settings, changed the CD-ROM connection to the VI client. Clicked on the toolbar so it connected, and I lazily just pressed Esc on the PXE. Importantly what I did NOT do and what I was doing on other times, was restart the VM. The CD-ROM booted!
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Re: VMs not booting off CD drive whether ISO, local, or VI clien

Postby guest » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:22 pm

Yes, pressing ESC key works for me.
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