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Set VM CD or DVD to ISO Image Activity

CFreemanwa|Last Updated: 1/17/2017
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Applies To: System Center 2016 - Orchestrator

The Set VM CD/DVD to ISO Image activity is used in a runbook to set the CD/DVD drive of a virtual machine to an ISO image. This allows the runbook to attach a CD/DVD image of a software application for automatic provisioning.

The following tables list the required and optional properties and published data for this activity.

The activity publishes all of the data from the required and optional properties into published data. Additional published data is generated based on the class that you select when you define the activity.

Set VM CD/DVD to ISO Image Activity Required Properties

ElementDescriptionValid ValuesLook up
DatastoreThe path of the datastore that contains the ISO image.StringNo
Relative File PathThe path to the ISO image relative to the host and datastore.StringNo
VM PathThe path to the virtual machine.StringYes

Set VM CD/DVD to ISO Image Activity Optional Properties

No optional properties are provided for this activity.

Set VM CD/DVD to ISO Image Activity Published Data

NameDescriptionValid Values
DatastoreThe path of the datastore that contains the ISO image.String
VM PathThe path to the virtual machine.String

Configuring the Set VM CD/DVD to ISO Image Activity

The following procedure describes the steps required to configure a Set VM CD/DVD to ISO Image activity.

To configure the Set VM CD/DVD to ISO Image Activity

  1. From the Activities pane, drag a Set VM CD/DVD to ISO Image activity to the active runbook.

  2. Double-click the Set VM CD/DVD to ISO Image activity icon. The Properties dialog box opens.

  3. Configure the settings in the Properties tab as follows:

    1. In the Configuration section, click the ellipsis button (...), and then select the VMware vSphere server connection that you want to use for this activity. Click OK.
    2. In the Properties section, enter a value for each of the required properties and the applicable optional properties. If the property is Lookup-enabled, you can click the ellipsis (...) button next to the text box to browse for a value. You can also use published data to automatically populate the value of the property from the data output by a previous activity in the workflow.
  4. Click Finish.

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