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How can I eject a cd-drive on ESX host/

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Hello experts,

I have some mislabed servers and I would like to eject the cd-roms to identify which ones they are and label them accordingly.

I have used the eject -v, -T and it says /dev/cdrom: Function not implemented.

I have also done ls -l /dev/cdrom and it comes up with things that I really don't quite understand.

Is there an easier way?  

Thank you,

Karen
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Do you have any type of ILO or DRAC setup on the server? You can turn on the UID light from there. You could also put a CD into the server and see what one it shows up on but that takes a little more investigating.

You could also try this:
eject /dev/cdrom/mpx.*

Though i have not tried this command myself so i don't know if it works or not i just found it on google.
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Well that would have saved me hours, worked like a charm, thank you.  I actually before you responded added the host cd-rom to the windows vm and ejected that way which was the dumbest thing I think I have done today but it accomplished what I needed.  Now I know the command so I won't have to do that again.  Thank you.
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