ISO Storage

This type of SR can be useful for creating shared ISO libraries. For example, use it to create a library of VM installation images. The following 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 Windows File Sharing (SMB/CIFS) SR type handles CD images stored as files in ISO format available as a Windows (SMB/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 Windows File Sharing (SMB/CIFS) as the storage type, then click Next.
  3. On the Name page, enter the name of the new SR. By default, the wizard generates a description of the SR. This description includes 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:/path (NFS) or \\server\sharename (SMB/CIFS) where server is the DNS name or IP address of the server computer, and sharename or path is a folder or file name.
    • Use different user name (SMB SRs only): If you want to connect to an SMB server using a different user name, select this check box and then enter your login user name and password.
    • NFS Version (NFS SRs only): Select the NFS version that the SR uses.

      Note:

      If the underlying storage array does not support NFSv4, NFSv3 is used to mount the share.

  5. Click Finish to complete the new SR configuration and close the wizard.