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Virtual Machine will not boot from CD to install OS

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I have created a new virtual machine in VMWare Vsphere.
If you see the attached file, I have followed through my usual process of making sure it boots from cdrom to my ISO but as you can see, it does not appear to even see the CDROM, let alone boot from it (it jumps straight to booting from NIC).

Thanks for any help you might be able to offer.
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Make sure you check the "connected" box for the CD device in the VM settings.  Select "connect at power on" if you want the CD available after a reboot.
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Yes the first thing it does is go to PXE boot screen.
You will have to load the CD/DVD and then when the PXE boot(NIC Boot) shows up, click ESC and then enter and do this a couple of times till the actual ISO on the CD/DVD starts booting.
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How are you connecting the ISO? Mapped from NFS share of mapped from your workstation? I have run into issues in the past booting from ISO images from my workstation due to latency..
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This has something to do with the ISO being incomplete.

Thanks for all your help.
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Did you check the ISO to see if it is BOOTABLE?

as per my EE Articles.
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Thanks Andrew, yes the ISO was bootable but corrupt.
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for fuzzyfreak's comment #a39888629

for the following reason:

Discovered reason was a corrupt image.
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