Used ISO's on External HDD to install VM on Xenserver 5.6 Fp1


    I am using XenServer 5.6 . I have Some OS ISO's on External Harddrive. How can i use this folder to install OS on VM. I see only DVD Drive & Some storage options which I am not able to create.

My Desktop Configuaration real Simple. I have 1 Internal HD & 1 External HD. I am not using any Network Storage.

Jagadeesh Kasu
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Matt VCommented:
You should be able to mount the local storage drive and then make it an ISO storage repository.

Here is actually a decent tutorial.  Keep in mind that it will only work on the single Xenserver you attach it to, not as a pool storage repository.  For pool wide access you need to have a network share ISO repository.
You could just attach it to your PC (or whereever) and share it. Create a CIFS ISO repository and point to the share.
JK252Author Commented:

   That sounds easy. I have already attached to PC. Can u explain more about sharing and creating CIFS ISO repository?

How can I share it using XenCeneter?

Jagadeesh Kasu
Matt VCommented:
You right click on the Drive in My Computer and choose Sharing from the menu.

Share it as something like ISOShare.  On XenCenter, create a new ISO repository and specify CIFS as the type.  Point it to \\yourcomputername\ISOShare and use your username and password.  This should work no problems.

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