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How to upload media


You may find you need to upload ISO (DVD/CD) or FLP (floppy disk) media to VMware Cloud Director that have already been provided by AUCloud. These media can then:

  • Be consumed by users within your organisation.
  • Facilitate the creation of VMs from scratch, which can then be saved to your catalog for future deployment.

Uploading media¤

If you need to upload media from a file on your local machine, you can use the Tenant UI. To upload media from a URL, you'll need to use the Legacy UI.

Uploading media from a local file¤

  1. In VMware Cloud Director, select Libraries from the top menu bar.

  2. In the left navigation panel, click Media & Other.

    Media And Other

  3. Click Add.

  4. In the Upload Media dialog box, select the Catalog to which you want to upload the media.

  5. Click the Upload icon and browse to the ISO or FLP file that you want to upload.

    Upload Media

  6. When you're done, click OK.

    In the Media & Other page, you can monitor the progress of the upload. You can carry on with other work while the upload takes place.

Uploading media from a URL¤

  1. In the VMware Cloud Director Legacy UI, select the Catalogs tab.

    Catalogs Tab

  2. Select the Media & Other tab.

    Catalogs Tab

  3. Click the Upload icon.

    Upload Icon

  4. In the Upload Media & Other dialog box you can:

    • Paste in a URL for the ISO or FLP media.
    • Browse to the ISO or FLP file on your local device and select it (for this to work, you need to have Java JRE available on your device).

    Media To Upload

  5. You can give the media a name and then choose which catalog to put it in.

    Media Name

  6. When you're done, click Upload.

    During the upload, you'll see a status window. You can carry on with other work while the upload takes place.

  7. You can close (and reopen) the window by clicking the View uploads and downloads icon.

    Uploads Icon

    This opens the Transfer process dialog box.

    Transfer Progress