Mount DVD Drive on the Server

For Cloud Servers and Virtual Servers

When you load a program or operating system DVD into the virtual DVD drive via the Cloud Panel, the drive is added to the server configuration during operation. This means that a restart of the server is not required.


Windows server

On servers with a Windows server operating system, the drive is automatically mounted and can be opened via Windows Explorer.


Linux server

On Linux systems, the DVD drive must still be mounted:


Step 1

Create a mount directory:

mkdir /mnt/dvd 
Step 2

Mount the DVD drive as follows:

[root@ngcs2 ~]# mount /dev/sr0 /mnt/dvd
mount: /dev/sr0 is write-protected, mounting read-only
Step 3

Now the drive can be accessed under /mnt/dvd:

[root@ngcs2 ~]# ls -ah /mnt/dvd
insgesamt 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
-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