Mount CDROM to ESXI 5.0

Mounting a CDROM on ESXI 5.0 is not a trivial task but again, it’s not that hard.

First – insert a CD to your ESXI 5.0

Now follow these steps:

1. esxcfg-mpath -l | grep -i CD

a. what u’ll get is the name of your CDROM device:


2. Now we need to load the iso 9660 module with:

a. vmkload_mod iso9660


3. Last step is to mount the CDROM using vsish

a. Vsish –e set /vmkModules/iso9660/mount mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0


4. Now u can browse it:

a. ls –la /vmfs/volumes/ mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0


This is certain not easy but, not that hard, and if u need to copy some files that’s the way to do so.


Shay Hyams


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