To install a fully virtualized machine, you can specify an installation source that must be mounted in such a way that the VM recognizes it as a mounted installation source. For example, FTP, HTTP, and NFS.
For other installation sources to use for both fully virtualized and paravirtualized installations, the following sources can be designated to serve as virtual mount points:
A disk image, such as an ISO file accessible from the local file system of the machine performing the installation. For example: /install_ISOs/sles10sp2.iso
IMPORTANT:This ISO needs to be available on all Orchestrate Servers in the virtualization grid that were installed with the Virtual Machine Builder pattern, because a VM could access this ISO from any of them.
A remote storage device specified by using the Internet SCSI (iSCSI) protocol. For example: iscsi:iqn.2001-04.com.acme:0ac47ee2-216e-452a-a341-a12624cd0225
Also, in order to add an iSCSI hard drive to a VM, the host server needs to have the iSCSI targets discovered, or it will not create the VM.
A remote storage device specified by using a Fibre Channel (NPIV) protocol. For example: npiv:210400e08b80c40f
Both Linux and Windows operating systems can use these installation sources, as applicable.