[Users] Physical CDROM access

Itamar Heim iheim at redhat.com
Mon Dec 16 07:58:15 UTC 2013

On 12/13/2013 09:15 PM, Bob Doolittle wrote:
> Hi,
> With VMware ESX, when you edit the CD device you have of course the
> option of attaching an ISO, but IIRC you also have the option of
> selecting the physical CDROM device for the Host.
> There seems no way to do this with oVirt. It would be a really nice
> addition to the "Change CD" menu to have something like "/dev/cdrom". Is
> there a technical issue preventing this? Of course that would prevent VM
> migration such as HA while the CDROM device is attached, but that didn't
> stop VMware and it would be a valuable addition.
> Thanks,
>      Bob
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1. at some point i hope spice will allow this to connect remote
    cd-rom's and install from them.
2. please open an RFE (bugzilla) to track this.
3. you can use a custom hook for this - an adaption on hostusb, or
    maybe even vmdisk would work. if you need help with the custom hook,
    just ping back on the list.


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