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I'm using VMWare 4.1 Upd 2 and looking to install patches from a CD. I was already able to use vSphere client to upload the patches to datastore1 and run "esxupdate --bundle patch.zip update" from there, but wanted to do this using the CDROM directly from the ESX host server instead.

I tried browsing to vmfs/devices/cdrom but see no contents

Thanks again everyone
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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is this ESX or ESXi ?

ESX
see here
http://www.boche.net/blog/index.php/2008/12/17/access-a-cddvd-from-the-esx-console/

ESXi
If this is ESXi, CDROM support has been removed from the console.

But you can try the following article to mount a cdrom, but this is unsupported, and may cause stability issues with your host server.

http://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2011/04/how-to-mount-cdrom-using-vsish-on-esxi.html
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Great! thanks
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