How to Upload ISO Files to Datastore in VMware ESXi 6.5? – After you create a new virtual machine with VMware ESXi 6.5, you need the ISO file to install the virtual machine operating system. You can upload and use ISO files to Datastore on VMware ESXi 6.5.
How to Upload ISO Files to Datastore in VMware ESXi 6.5?

How to Upload ISO Files to Datastore in VMware ESXi 6.5?

Adding or uploading ISO files to Datastore on VMware ESXi 6.5 may seem a little complicated for beginners. However, copying ISO files into VMware ESXi is quite simple.

In the previous article, we created a virtual machine with VMware ESXi 6.5. In this article, we will upload the ISO file required for the Windows 7 virtual machine we created on VMware ESXi.

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After you have installed VMware ESXi 6.5 and created a new virtual machine, you should add the ISO file to VMware ESXi Datastore.

How to Copy ISO Files into Datastore on VMware ESXi 6.5?

Follow the steps below in order to copy the ISO file into VMware ESXi.

   Step 1

Connect to your VMware ESXi server and click on the Storage option on the main screen.

How to Upload ISO Files to Datastore in VMware ESXi 6.5?

   Step 2

Click the Datastore Browser that you see on the right.

How to Upload ISO Files to Datastore in VMware ESXi 6.5?

   Step 3

Once you have opened the Datastore Browser, click on the Upload button as you see in the image below.

How to Upload ISO Files to Datastore in VMware ESXi 6.5?

   Step 4

To add ISO files to VMware ESXi 6.5, select the operating system ISO file in the Choose File to Upload window and click the Open button.

How to Upload ISO Files to Datastore in VMware ESXi 6.5?

   Step 5

Wait while the Windows 7 ISO file is being uploaded…

How to Upload ISO Files to Datastore in VMware ESXi 6.5?

   Step 6

After uploading the Windows 7 ISO file, close the Datastore Browser window by clicking on the Close button.

How to Upload ISO Files to Datastore in VMware ESXi 6.5?

   Step 7

Click Edit to open the virtual machine settings you previously created on VMware ESXi.

How to Upload ISO Files to Datastore in VMware ESXi 6.5?

   Step 8

To add the ISO file to the Windows 7 virtual machine on VMware ESXi 6.5, select Datastore ISO File from CD/DVD Drive 1.

How to Upload ISO Files to Datastore in VMware ESXi 6.5?

   Step 9

In the Datastore Browser window, select the ISO file you have added and click the Select button.

How to Upload ISO Files to Datastore in VMware ESXi 6.5?

   Step 10

After adding the Windows 7 ISO file to the VMware ESXi virtual machine, click on the Save button.

How to Upload ISO Files to Datastore in VMware ESXi 6.5?

   Step 11

Now you can run the Windows 7 virtual machine and perform the installation.

How to Upload ISO Files to Datastore in VMware ESXi 6.5?

   Step 12

As you can see in the image below, after you add the ISO file, Windows 7 virtual machine installation will start!

How to Upload ISO Files to Datastore in VMware ESXi 6.5?

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How to Upload ISO Files to Datastore in VMware ESXi 6.5? – In this article, we have reviewed step by step how to copy ISO files to install operating systems on virtual machines installed on VMware ESXi 6.5. Thanks for following us!

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