I wish I was perfect, but I’m not! This is a really simple one, but I managed to waste 15 minutes today because of it. So, I’ll fess up and hope to save other poor souls a bit of time.
Here’s the scenario: I’m building a new server for vCenter 5 as a virtual machine. I’ve downloaded the Windows Server 2008 R2 media and added it to a data store and configured the new virtual machine’s CD/DVD drive to point to the ISO image in the data store.
However, when I started the VM, it went to a network boot screen. I was left scratching my head wondering if I had a corrupt ISO.
And then, it hit me… the fix was just selecting the Connected and Connected at Power on checkboxes on the CD/DVD device properties screen.