CD-Rom connected to another client (VMWare vSphere ESX)

Summary:

VM will not vMotion because CD-rom is detected as mounted by another user.  Option to disconnect or remove CD-rom is unavailable/grayed out under settings of VM.

CDROM connected

Resolution:

Open the VM’s Console, select the CD-rom drive icon and select disconnect.

Disconnect CDROM

As obvious as this seems, I found myself chasing a rabbit trying out methods to fix this issue.  This method worked in vSphere 4.1 Update 1.  Later revisions should too, not sure about earlier versions.

Comments

Anonymous said…
BTW, worked on 4.0. =)

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