hi anyone know any hosts that will allow you to access windows cd rom to install on vmware as split server i tried pixelfx and there support seems unable to comprehend the difrence between an os image and c:/i386 what uim requesting is perfectley legal as a windows licence can be used on upto 4 vms so anyone know ahost that provides windows but will also let you have access to cd image or will put disk in drive for you
You don't need CD in the VMWARE to create the Images. Use following steps
You need to install the Vmware server on machine.
Download Desktop Vmware server console tool from vmware site.
Install it on your machine.
Enter IP, username and root password of your machine.
1. Create Virtual image disk (framework) allocate disk space and RAM.
2. Right click on the newly created machine. > Select settings > Click on CD ROM > There is option use physical drive or ISO image. Select ISO image wherever located on your server. Click ok.
3. Right click and Reset your virtual machine.
It will reboot the virtual machine and you will get the Windows Installation screen.
It's very easy and you don't need even your provider support. All you need is root access
For running 4 VM on server you need Windows R2 server.