I'm not at all familiar with Hyper-V virtualization and am having trouble wrapping my head around what is probably a very basic thing. Thanks in advance for your patience...
I've been given a virtual server on which to test a multi-step software upgrade process. The test server is a Hyper-V virtual machine. To get to this machine I use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to the virtual machine host server, then use Hyper-V Manager to connect to the testing machine. I need to install some accounting application software that is usually installed from a DVD but I can't figure out how to get this done. I found a drop down menu called Media that gives me the option to Insert Disk but it doesn't seem to be able to see any of my local DVD drives.
- is there something that I can check to determine if the virtual machine is set up to allow the user of a DVD?
- does this Media menu / Insert Disk option refer to the DVD drive on the VM Host hardware? In other words, if I don't have access to the host hardware will I be unable to install from a DVD?
- if I can't use a DVD, what is the next best option to get my software installed?