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VMware vCenter Cookbook by Konstantin Kuminsky

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Booting a VM from a virtual CD-ROM

If a VM has just been created and you are trying to install the operating system from a virtual CD-ROM, you can turn the VM on, connect the ISO image to the operating system, and reboot the VM. It will start booting from the CD-ROM right away.

If the operating system has already been installed and you need to boot this VM from the CD-ROM, it may be challenging, as the option to press Esc for Boot Menu is displayed for a very short period of time:

Booting a VM from a virtual CD-ROM

How to do it...

To increase the time for which this option is displayed so that you can press Esc, you'll need to change the Power On Boot Delay value. To do that, perform ...

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