ISO Storage

This type of SR can be useful for creating shared ISO libraries. For example, use it to create a library of VM installation images. The following ISO SR types are provided for handling CD images stored as files in ISO format:

  • The NFS ISO SR type handles CD images stored as files in ISO format available as an NFS share.
  • The Windows File Sharing (SMB/CIFS) SR type handles CD images stored as files in ISO format available as a Windows (SMB/CIFS) share.

To configure a new ISO SR

  1. Open the New Storage Repository wizard: click New Storage on the toolbar.
  2. Under ISO library, select NFS ISO or Windows File Sharing (SMB/CIFS) as the storage type, then click Next.
  3. On the Name page, enter the name of the new SR. By default, the wizard generates a description of the SR. This description includes a summary of the configuration options you select as you progress through the wizard. To enter your own description, clear the Auto-generate description check box and type in the Description box.

    Click Next to continue.

  4. On the Location page, specify the ISO storage target details:
    • Share Name: For example, server:/path (NFS) or \\server\sharename (SMB/CIFS) where server is the DNS name or IP address of the server computer, and sharename or path is a folder or file name.
    • Use different user name (SMB SRs only): If you want to connect to an SMB server using a different user name, select this check box and then enter your login user name and password.
    • NFS Version (NFS SRs only): Select the NFS version that the SR uses.


      If the underlying storage array does not support NFSv4, NFSv3 is used to mount the share.

  5. Click Finish to complete the new SR configuration and close the wizard.
ISO Storage