VMware vm only boots to DHCP

Hello.

I am configuring a new virtual machine on a Dell box running ESXi 5, I need to install windows 2008 R2 on it. even though I changed the vm bios to boot to CD drive first and I linked the dvd to the vm it still boots to the DHCP .  what am I missing?
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gallenat0rCommented:
You can try and create an ISO file from the DVD and mount that on the VM.
You can manually select the DVD drive by pressing the ESC key when the VMware logo is shown during boot.
Or you are trying to boot a DVD in a CD drive which is not going to work.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
have you made sure, you have Ticked the Options, Connected and Connected at Power On, in the CDROM/DVD settings of the VM?
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tips54Author Commented:
thank you.
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