VMware machines don't have access to CDROM
Posted on 2009-04-27
I am trying to create a new Virtual Machine in VMware ESXi 3.5. I stick the Windows OS CD in, but it didn't boot from it. I tried "Connect CD/DVD 1", but that did not do anything. I went to a couple existing machines that we just "Converted" over, and tried connecting the CDROM and it doesn't pick it up either.
This is a new installation, and I used the VMware ESXi ISO image burned to a CD to install ESXi to begin with, so I know my CDROM works.
The server is a Dell PowerEdge 1950.