Product Documentation

ISO Storage

Nov 08, 2012
This type of SR can be useful for creating shared ISO libraries, for example, VM installation images. Two ISO SR types are provided for handling CD images stored as files in ISO format:
  • The NFS ISO SR type handles CD images stored as files in ISO format available as an NFS share.
  • The CIFS ISO SR type handles CD images stored as files in ISO format available as a Windows (CIFS) share.

To configure a new ISO SR

  1. Open the New Storage Repository wizard: click New Storage on the toolbar.
  2. Under ISO library, select NFS ISO or CIFS ISO as the storage type, then click Next.
  3. On the Name page, enter the name of the new SR. By default, a description of the SR will be generated automatically by the wizard, including a summary of the configuration options you select as you progress through the wizard. To enter your own description, clear the Auto-generate description check box and type in the Description box.

    Click Next to continue.

  4. On the Location page, specify the ISO storage target details:
    Share Name For example, server:/ShareName (NFS) or \\server\ShareName (CIFS) where server is the DNS name or IP address of the server computer, and ShareName is a folder or file name.
    Use different user name (CIFS shares only) If you want to connect to a CIFS server using a different user name, select this check box and then enter your login user name and password.
  5. Click Finish to complete the new SR configuration and close the wizard.