Vsphere setup machine from iso

I have setup vsphere 4.0. All default settings. I have enabled rootlogin and connected to the console I have attached an iso and also tried attaching the host cd drive. Booted to the bios of the host machine setup cd rom as first boot but each time it boots it finds nothing. Operating system not found.
I have also tried the windows.iso image from the vmimages that come as standard.
Any suggestions. thanks
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
BOOTABLE CDROM
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
How did you create the iso?

Is the ISO a bootable cdrom?

The Windows.iso, which is the VMware Tools iso is not bootable.

When the machine VM POSTS, have you tried pressing Escape, and Selecting CDROM?

Have you made sure that the Connected and Connected at Power-ON are selected?

What ISO are you trying to boot?
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Sid_FAuthor Commented:
Ok firstly the iso was given to me. How can I verify if it is a working iso. is there a tool I can use
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
What is the ISO?

You could traditionally BURN the cdrom to disk, and check it boots a PC.

Try downloading http://www.magiciso.com/, and open the ISO, it will state it's BOOTABLE or NON-BOOP
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Sid_FAuthor Commented:
thanks that was the issue 3 iso's and all came up as not bootable. I found one that was and it worked straight away. I take it I should be able to make them bootable using magic iso?
thanks
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Making CDROMs bootable can be performed using Magic ISO.

Please post another question, if would like to know how, myself or other Experts will be happy to answer.
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Sid_FAuthor Commented:
thanks
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