I have a VMware 6.7 environment running as a single datacenter, however with two clusters (say A-cluster and a B-cluster), each with 3 esxi hosts. A VSAN is configured on these clusters and has two VSAN datastrores (A-datastore and B-datastore) for A-cluster and B-cluster respectively.

Now, I have a iso file in the A-datastore and I'm trying to deploy a VM in B-cluster and in the process of deploying, I would like to mount the iso file present in the A-datastore. When I try to attach the CD/DVD and choose "Datastore ISO File" option, I only get to browse the B-datastore, but not the A-datastore.

Is this even possible?

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The Virtual SAN datastores are ONLY presented to the hosts that are members of a particular cluster. But you can implement Content Library and store there all templates/iso/ etc.

Here is a detailed guide, how to create it - https://www.starwindsoftware.com/blog/working-with-content-libraries-in-vsphere-6-5

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    Is the content library different from "Folders" that is typically created under the Hosts? Apr 16, 2020 at 11:15
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    Yes, the purpose of Library is to share content accross different clusters. Folders are created for "local" usage inside one host/cluster. Apr 16, 2020 at 11:17

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