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Installing OS on a VM

Posted on 2013-12-31
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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
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by:Stelian Stan
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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.
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by:Kent Dyer
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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.
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by:jskfan
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in Vsphere Client , Client Device type should be selected, since the ISO is on my workstation drive.. so I did select Client Device
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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.
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by:Trenton Knew
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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
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by:jskfan
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I uploaded the iso image to datastore as suggested by hanccocka
it worked fine .
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Thank you
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