uploading ISO files to datastore in isolated esx

Hi experts,

I am in a new environment and they have esx installed and they want to run it in a separate / isolated network. I was able to start it esx and login to it and I can see the datastore. I have the ISO files but I want to know how can copy the iso files to datastore. I can ping the IP of the esxi remotely but I am not sure how to copy the files.

Thanks,
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Habib ZakariaNetwork Solutions ArchitectAsked:
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pjamCommented:
If you have an HP server use iLO.
Not sure about Dell, but assume they have similar.
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Habib ZakariaNetwork Solutions ArchitectAuthor Commented:
it is dell.
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pjamCommented:
Did you purchase a DRAC with it, that is similar.
http://www.dell.com/content/topics/global.aspx/power/en/ps2q02_bell?c=us
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Chris HInfrastructure ManagerCommented:
Open vsphere, click on the host, click the configuration tab, click storage, and then find the datastore, right click it and click browse datastore.

There is an icon  when that window opens with a cylinder and green arrow pointing up.  That's how you upload files.

If you're trying to do a console session re-install on the host, you need to browse to the idrac webpage and launch the Console through java.  The idrac page is https://ipASSIGNEDtoIDRAC

Once in the console, you want to launch the virutal media console and mount the ISO on the local workstation you're logged in with.  You won't need to upload in this instance as the console application will stream from your workstation to the server.
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Habib ZakariaNetwork Solutions ArchitectAuthor Commented:
That's good. But when I click on upload the file my laptop explorer opened. So I am wondering how it find the access to my explorer. I am using VMware infrastructure client 2.5 on VMware esx 3.5.

As this is a test lab can I install server 2012 x 64bit vm on this version of esx.

Thanks,
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Chris HInfrastructure ManagerCommented:
The program is using your drive on your workstation.  Get the ISO on that workstation somehow, browse to where it is and upload it.

It's not the traditional sense of moving a file to a location.  It's like where you clicked that icon will be the path that you "upload" the file to.
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