You can insert media such as CD/DVD images from catalogs to use in a virtual machine guest operating system. You can use these media files to install an operating system in the virtual machine, various applications, drivers, and so on.


You have access to a catalog with media files.


  1. On the Virtual Data Center dashboard screen, click the card of the virtual data center you want to explore and from the left panel, select Virtual Machines.
  2. Click Card Icon to view the list in a card view and, optionally, arrange the list of virtual machines from the Sort by drop-down menu.
  3. Select the virtual machine where you want to add the media.
  4. From the Actions menu, select Insert Media.
    A notification appears that you must provide input to proceed.
  5. Click Provide Input and confirm that you want to override the CD drive lock and insert the media file.
  6. On the Insert CD window, select the media file to insert in the virtual machine.
  7. Click Insert.