Mounting a DVD Drive on Your Server

For Cloud Servers and Virtual Server Clouds

When you load a program or operating system DVD into the virtual DVD drive, the drive is added to the server configuration while it is operating. This means that it is not necessary to restart the server.


Windows Servers

With Windows servers, the drive is automatically mounted and can be opened in Windows Explorer.


Linux Servers

With Linux systems, the DVD drive still has to be mounted:


  • Create the mount directory:

mkdir /mnt/dvd 
  • Mount the DVD drive as follows:

[root@ngcs2 ~]# mount /dev/sr0 /mnt/dvd
mount: /dev/sr0 is write-protected, mounting read-only
  • The drive can now be accessed under /mnt/dvd:

[root@ngcs2 ~]# ls -ah /mnt/dvd
insgesamt 62M
dr-xr-xr-x  2 root root 2,0K 23. Aug 00:40 .
drwxr-xr-x. 5 root root 4,0K 25. Nov 09:18 ..
-r-xr-xr-x  1 root root 2,0K 23. Aug 00:21 manifest.txt
-r-xr-xr-x  1 root root 1,9K 23. Aug 00:20
-r--r--r--  1 root root  61M 23. Aug 00:22 VMwareTools-9.4.10-2068191.tar.gz
-r-xr-xr-x  1 root root 678K 23. Aug 00:21 vmware-tools-upgrader-32
-r-xr-xr-x  1 root root 686K 23. Aug 00:20 vmware-tools-upgrader-64

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