[Users] Physical CDROM access

Dan Kenigsberg danken at redhat.com
Mon Dec 16 13:44:19 UTC 2013

On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 09:58:15AM +0200, Itamar Heim wrote:
> 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.

I think Bob asked to access the /dev/cdrom device of the host machine,
not the one of the spice client.

Bob, if that's the case, I think you can do it by circomventing Engine
and calling `vdsClient -s <host> changeCD /dev/cdrom`; please try it

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