I am trying to add a new CD/Drive to a VMWare virtual machine. I'm currently doing it via Web UI. I am able to add the drive for mounting an ISO from Content Library. Once the drive is added it give me a notification to "Reconfigure virtual machine" . Is "Reconfigure virtual machine" is same as Power off and On the VM ? Note: vSphere Client version


When you added the CD you reconfigured the virtual machine. There is nothing else to do for you.

  • I think I, missed an important point here, I am adding the CD drive keeping the VM powered ON. – Prasoon Karunan V Oct 2 '18 at 13:10
  • It doesn't make a difference if the VM is on or off. When you change the configuration (and adding a CD drive, or even mounting an image to an existing drive is a configuration change) vSphere brings that message until the reconfiguration is finished. It doesn't mean you have to do anything further. – Gerald Schneider Oct 2 '18 at 13:13
  • When the VM is ON, the addition is not happening and if its OFF, it adds and reconfigure is not required. – Prasoon Karunan V Oct 2 '18 at 16:23

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