Upload an ISO to a VMware vSphere datastore with the vSphere ClientVirtualization vCenter
This tutorial will show you how to upload an ISO image to a datastore managed by vCenter using the vSphere Client so that you can use it to install an operating system on a virtual machine.
The following steps have been tested on a VMware vSphere ESXi 6.7 host managed by version 6.7 of the vCenter Server Appliance.
Step 1: Login to vCenter
Login to the vCenter Server Appliance by typing its IP or domain name into a web browser then clicking the button to launch the vSphere Client (HTML5).
Enter your username and password then click LOGIN.
Step 2: Create folder to store ISO images
In the following steps we’ll create a folder on a datastore called
iso-images to store our uploaded ISO.
- Navigate to the Storage screen
- Select a datastore
- Click Files
- Click New Folder
Give the folder a name of
iso-images then click OK.
Step 3: Upload an ISO image
iso-images folder then click Upload Files.
Browse your local machine for an ISO image you want to upload. In the example below I’m using a MacBook to upload a Ubuntu 18.04 ISO.
You should see the progress of the upload in the bottom pane. Wait for the progress bar to reach 100%.
After the upload completes, you will see the ISO image in the
In this tutorial we used the VMware vSphere HTML5 client to upload an ISO image to a datastore. We can now use this ISO to install an operating system on a new virtual machine.
Written by: Tony Mackay
VMware Workstation Pro is the industry standard for running multiple operating systems on a single Linux or Windows PC. It's great for building labs, testing software before putting it into production, demonstrating solutions to clients or running software not available on your host operating system.Buy Now