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Mount Virtual DVD on HP-UX Guest VM

I cannot seem to find this information in the manuals or I am missing something. I need to install some software on a Guest VM, so I assigned the DVD to the guest like so.

hpvmmodify -P w1mvhp11 -a dvd:scsi::disk:/dev/rdsk/c1t2d0

How do I mount the Virtual DVD on the Guest?

when I run ioscan -funC disk
I get this:
disk 1 0/0/2/0.0.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP Virtual DVD

but there is no device path for me to use to mount. This is a 11.23 Guest. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Mount Virtual DVD on HP-UX Guest VM

you need to create the corresponding device files with the insf command
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Re: Mount Virtual DVD on HP-UX Guest VM

I thought of that also, when I run insf there is no output returned to the screen and when I run ioscan -funC disk there is no change.

So running insf is not giving me anything to mount either. Thanks.
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Re: Mount Virtual DVD on HP-UX Guest VM

Well, I rebooted my guest and now the device path is showing and I was able to mount the DVD. Thankfully this was a guest that I was able to reboot.

Is there a step by step procedure somewhere that would allow you to assign and mount a DVD to a HP Guest without a reboot? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Mount Virtual DVD on HP-UX Guest VM

Hi,
I think this should be done in the VM's command menu in the console. EJect ; INsert

IN : INsert virtual media into a DVD drive of a virtual machine.

EJ : EJect virtual media from a DVD drive of a virtual machine.




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Re: Mount Virtual DVD on HP-UX Guest VM

Hi,
you can change DVDs without reboot from console

1.create null device

-a dvd:avio_stor::null:/var/ISO

2. from console :

hpvmconsole -P vm1
vMP> co
Insert 1st DVD:
vMP> in
Eject 1st:
vMP> ej
Insert 2nd DVD:
vMP> in

Laco