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Unable to boot Cisco NFR DVD on ESXI 5

I'm having problems getting any of my Cisco NFR DVD's to boot on ESXI 5 server.

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Per above, I've tried just placing the DVD in the host computers DVD drive (where I have ESXI 5 installed) but no luck.  I'm getting an error when starting the VM (see below)

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I've also tried making an ISO from the DVD using MagicISO or UltraISO and changing the DVD settings to use the iso from datastore but getting same result.  The same NFR DVD will work if I install Ubuntu on a PC and use VMWare server but I really want to use ESXI 5 with vsphere client but for some reason, unable to get it working.

Anyone have any suggestions or run into this problem before?

Thanks,

Wes

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Unable to boot Cisco NFR DVD on ESXI 5

On that 2nd screenshot just hit enter.

Assuming you're pointing the DVD from the VM to the right location it will start the install.

HTH

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Unable to boot Cisco NFR DVD on ESXI 5

Pressing Enter trying to use the DVD did not work, but when I changed it to use an ISO image on the datastore, pressing Enter did work.

Thanks for your help!

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Unable to boot Cisco NFR DVD on ESXI 5

Go to boot menu in BIOS and make sure the DVD is listed as bootable device, there were some issues with some OVAs where these were not being listed and you had to manually add it.

HTH,

Chris

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