How to attach an ISO to a VM
You can attach an ISO to a VM at any time. It is not required to stop the VM to do this. You can only attach one ISO at any time, but the same ISO resource can be attached to multiple VMs at the same time.
An ISO that contains a 'bootable' image of an operating system can be used directly to deploy a VM. See How to create a VM by booting from an ISO.
The maximum ISO size that you can use in VDC is 50 GBytes.
Login to the Control Centre and clickin the menu on the left-hand side. In the drop-down, choose ISO.
ISOs are organised into different categories, which are viewed separately using thedrop-down menu. All of the ISOs uploaded by you will be located in the category.
Click on an ISO name to show itstab:
Click thetab to show the zones where this ISO is available:
Each copy of an ISO resource only exists in one VDC zone, so you may need to do to put a copy of the ISO into the zone where it is needed for a VM. (Note that each copy requires storage space which will be charged for.) To do this, click on a zone where the ISO is already available to show the ISO details in the zone:
Before attempting to use or copy an ISO you should check that it is in the 'Ready' state. This is shown in thetab (see above).
You can attach (or detach) an ISO to a VM at any time. It is not required to stop the VM to do this. You can only attach one ISO at a time.
Clickin the menu on the left-hand side. Click the name of the VM that you want to attach to.
Click the .button
A dialog with a list of available ISOs will appear (note these are taken from all the ISO categories: Mine, Featured, etc.). Select the ISO you require and click OK:
After a few moments a pop-up message 'Task complete' should appear.
The toolbar button will then change to having a minus sign, , and the function of the button becomes . Clicking the button now will perform the detachment. You should ensure that the ISO is properly unmounted in the VM operating system before using the detach button.