Loading and Ejecting a virtual DVD

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Loading a Virtual DVD

Your server has a virtual DVD drive. With this virtual drive you can load image files of operating systems or applications.

Prerequisites:

You are in the section Infrastructure > Servers.

  • Select a server.
  • Click DVD Drive.
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  • Select a DVD.
  • Click Load DVD.

The DVD will be loaded.

Mount the virtual DVD

Through the Cloud Panel you can load DVDs such as operating system installation disks into the virtual drive of a server. The DVD will be integrated immidiately, rendering a restart unnecessary.

  • For Windows, the DVD drive appears directly in Windows Explorer.
  • For Linux, the drive has to be mounted:

    In the example we mount the VMWare Tools DVD.
[root@ngcs2 ~]# mkdir /mnt/dvd
[root@ngcs2 ~]# mount /dev/sr0 /mnt/dvd
mount: block device is write protected, mounting read-only
[root@ngcs2 ~]# ls -ah /mnt/dvd
total 62M
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 2,0K 23. Aug 00:40 .
drwxr-xr-x. 5 root root 4,0K 25. Nov 09:18 ..
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 2,0K 23. Aug 00:21 manifest.txt
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 1,9K 23. Aug 00:20 run_upgrader.sh
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 61M 23. Aug 00:22 VMwareTools-9.4.10-2068191.tar.gz
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 678K 23. Aug 00:21 vmware-tools-upgrader-32
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 686K 23. Aug 00:20 vmware-tools-upgrader-64
[root@ngcs2 ~]#

Ejecting a Virtual DVD

Prerequisites:

You are in the 1&1 IONOS Control Panel section Infrastructure > Servers.

  • Select a server.
  • Click the DVD Drive.
  • Click Yes.

The DVD will be ejected.