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FusionServer Pro Rack Server iBMC (V260 to V278) User Guide 13

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Mounting a File to the Virtual CD-ROM Drive (vmm -d connect)

Mounting a File to the Virtual CD-ROM Drive (vmm -d connect)


The vmm -d connect command is used to mount a file to the virtual CD-ROM drive.


ipmcset -t vmm -d connect -v <file_URL>






Specifies the source directory of the file to be mounted.




  • protocol must be nfs, cifs, or https.

    Only iBMC 3.00 and later versions support https.

    The iBMC supports only Server Message Block (SMB) V1.0.

  • username indicates the user name used to log in to the target server.
  • password indicates the password used to log in to the target server.
  • IP:[port] indicates the IP address and port number of the target server.
  • directory/filename indicates the absolute directory in which the file is to be stored on the target server.

For example, nfs://


The file_URL can contain up to 255 characters.

Usage Guidelines

Before running this command, use a file transfer tool supporting SFTP (for example WinSCP) to transfer the file to be imported to the specified directory (for example /tmp) of the iBMC file system.


# Mount rhel-server-6.3-x86_64-dvd.iso to the virtual CD-ROM drive.

iBMC:/-> ipmcset -t vmm -d connect -v nfs://

Connect virtual media...
Connect virtual media successfully.
Updated: 2019-08-01

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