Solved

Installing OS on a VM

Posted on 2013-12-31
9
339 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-31
Installing OS on a VM

I have windows 2012 server iso image in my windows 7 workstation.
in Vspher client, I have create VM machine for windows 2012, and on the tool bar of Vsphere client, I select CD/DVD1 and connected it to iso image in my workstation.
however on the console of the VM , it looks for IP in DHCP, then it prompts me to press F12 for network service boot, then it comes up with "operating system not found" message.
when I click on the icon cd/DVD1 it shows connecting.

I am not sure which causing this, and cannot install windows 2012 OS on the VM.

Any help will be very much appreciated.

Thank you
0
Comment
Question by:jskfan
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • +2
9 Comments
 
LVL 23

Assisted Solution

by:Stelian Stan
Stelian Stan earned 113 total points
ID: 39749081
After you select the ISO on VM properties make sure you select the first two options on the top. I think "connect on power on" is one of them.
0
 
LVL 17

Assisted Solution

by:Kent Dyer
Kent Dyer earned 30 total points
ID: 39749084
I am not familiar with Vsphere..  I have used Oracle VM VirtualBox and other VM systems.  I have used ISOs to boot off of and CDs.  You should be able to use the ISO or CD drive as a boot device and then have it partition your VM volume.  It is quite odd you are seeing the Network boot.
0
 
LVL 23

Assisted Solution

by:Stelian Stan
Stelian Stan earned 113 total points
ID: 39749087
0
Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

 
LVL 119

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 300 total points
ID: 39749090
0
 

Author Comment

by:jskfan
ID: 39749096
in Vsphere Client , Client Device type should be selected, since the ISO is on my workstation drive.. so I did select Client Device
0
 
LVL 119
ID: 39749128
Did you change VM BIOS Boot Order to CDROM or hit Escape at VM POST and select CDROM

VM behaves exactly like a physical computer the BOOT source needs to be correct.

Otherwise default is to boot from hard disk and as there is no boot sector on disk drops through to try a PXE network boot.
0
 
LVL 9

Assisted Solution

by:Trenton Knew
Trenton Knew earned 57 total points
ID: 39749155
right click the machine, then click "open console"
boot the machine
click the cdrom icon ¿ CD/DVD drive 1 ¿ Connect to ISO image on local disk
select your locally stored ISO file
press ctrl+alt+insert or send ctrl+alt+delete to machine to restart VM
0
 

Author Comment

by:jskfan
ID: 39749205
I uploaded the iso image to datastore as suggested by hanccocka
it worked fine .
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:jskfan
ID: 39749207
Thank you
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

This is an issue that we can get adding / removing permissions in the vCSA 6.0. We can also have issues searching for users / groups in the AD (using your identify sources). This is how one of the ways to handle this issues and fix it.
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Create your first Windows Virtual Machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server, the Windows OS we will install is Windows Server 2016.
Teach the user how to install log collectors and how to configure ESXi 5.5 for remote logging Open console session and mount vCenter Server installer: Install vSphere Core Dump Collector: Install vSphere Syslog Collector: Open vSphere Client: Config…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…

786 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question