How to disconnect an ISO image from a VM

How do you disconnect an ISO image from a virtual machine?

Last Updated on 27th April 2022


If an ISO is connected to a VM, the VM cannot be migrated, either manually or automatically. This can prevent DRS from working properly, and the host to be put in maintenance mode.



If you simply untick the Connected checkbox in the ISO File datastore, the VM is still linked to the ISO:


To disconnect the ISO from the VM, first click the dropdown arrow next to CD/DVD drive 1 and select Client Device.


The ISO is now disconnected:


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