4.5 ISOs Item

The management pane includes the default ISO perspective, and toolbars that enable you to perform various configuration or management tasks specific to ISOs.

4.5.1 ISOs Perspective

The ISOs perspective lists the ISO files (CDROMs) configured in your environment. The following columns are displayed in the management pane:

  • Name: The name that has been configured for the ISO file.

  • Size (GiB): The size of the ISO file.

  • Description: The description of the ISO file.

An arrow displays next to each ISO file in the table. Click the arrow to expand the view and display the name of the resource that uses the ISO file.

This perspective includes a toolbar that consists of the following options:

Table 4.5 ISOs Perspective Toolbar Icon Options

Toolbar Icon Option

Icon

Description

Import ISO...

Import ISO... icon

Displays the Import ISO dialog box. Use this option to import an ISO file.

Edit Selected ISO...

Edit Selected ISO... icon

Displays the Edit ISO dialog box. Use this option to edit an ISO file.

Delete Selected ISO

Delete Selected ISO icon

Displays the Delete Confirmation dialog box. Use this option to delete the selected ISO file.

Clone ISO...

Clone ISO... icon

Clones (creates a copy of) an ISO file.

Help

Help icon

Displays context sensitive help.


4.5.1.1 Import ISO

To import an ISO file:

  1. Click the Repositories tab. Select the repository in which to store the ISO file. Select ISOs in the navigation tree.

  2. Select Import ISO... Import ISO... icon in the toolbar in the management pane.

  3. The Import ISO dialog box is displayed. Select or edit the following:

    • ISO download location: The URL for the ISO file. The URL schemes supported are HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP. For example:

      http://example.com/isos/myiso.iso

    • Proxy: The IP address or hostname of an optional proxy server to use when importing the ISO file.

    Click OK to import the ISO file. When the import job is complete, the new ISO is displayed in the table in the management pane.

4.5.1.2 Edit ISO

To edit an ISO file:

  1. Click the Repositories tab. Select the repository in which the ISO file is located. Select ISOs in the navigation tree.

  2. Select the ISO in the table in the management pane. Click Edit Selected ISO Edit Selected ISO icon in the management pane toolbar.

  3. The Edit ISO dialog box is displayed. Edit the ISO Name or Description. Click OK.

4.5.1.3 Delete ISO

To delete an ISO file, it must not be in use by any virtual machines.

To delete ISO files:

  1. Click the Repositories tab. Select the repository in which the ISO files are located. Select ISOs in the navigation tree.

  2. Select one or more ISO files in the table in the management pane. Click Delete Selected ISO Delete Selected ISO icon in the management pane toolbar.

  3. The Delete Confirmation dialog box is displayed. Click OK.

4.5.1.4 Clone ISO

To copy an ISO file to the same repository, another repository, a file system, or a storage array, you clone the ISO file. To clone an ISO file, it must not be in use by any running virtual machines or other clone job.

To clone an ISO file:

  1. Click the Repositories tab. Select the repository in which the ISO is located. Select ISOs in the navigation tree.

  2. Select the ISO in the table in the management pane. Click Clone ISO Clone ISO icon in the management pane toolbar.

  3. The Clone ISO dialog box is displayed. Select or edit the following:

    • Clone Target Type: The destination storage type for the cloned ISO, either:

      • Repository

      • Physical Disk

      • Storage Array

    • Clone Target: The destination location for the cloned ISO. Click Search Clone Target Search Clone Target icon to select the destination.

      The Search Clone Target dialog box is displayed. Select the location on which to clone the ISO and click OK.

    • Clone Type: Whether to use a Sparse Copy or Non-sparse Copy. Sparse Copy creates a sparse disk, so the size of the disk is smaller than the original. Sparse copy is faster than using Non-Sparse Copy. Non-Sparse Copy copies the entire ISO, and so is slower than creating a sparse disk.

    Click OK to clone the ISO file.