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  • 1.  VMWARE ESXI unable to launch VM

    Posted Jan 22, 2023 03:04 PM

    Hello everyone, after installing ESXI no worries but as soon as I create a VM, the vm doesn't detect a disk.I'm going to look in the VM settings, and I see that the line "CD/DVD Drive 1" is unchecked, I put it back nothing happens, it's removed every time.I recreate a VM is still the same.

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  • 2.  RE: VMWARE ESXI unable to launch VM

    Posted Jan 22, 2023 07:32 PM

    Which disk are you talking about? The virtual hard disk or the CD-ROM?
    For the CD-ROM, make sure that you open the CD-ROM's details (click the arrow on the left) and enable "Connect at power on".
    Unless you are trying to install an OS from a physical CD, upload an installation ISO image to a folder on a datastore, and select that ISO image in VM's the CD-ROM's settings.

    André



  • 3.  RE: VMWARE ESXI unable to launch VM

    Posted Jan 23, 2023 09:47 AM

    Hello André,

    I was talking about the CD-ROM, the box "Connect on power up" is checked. I can put an .iso directly in the file bank (I tested debian, centos, pfsense,.. and nothing launches)

    But what I don't understand is why the "Connected" box is automatically unchecked as soon as I leave the page and launch the VM ?



  • 4.  RE: VMWARE ESXI unable to launch VM

    Posted Jan 23, 2023 03:33 PM

    The "Connected" check box should checked after powering on a VM where "Connect at power on" is enabled. It's unchecked for powered off VMs. Which ESXi version, and build number do you use.

    André