12.02 - Attaching a Device Temporarily to a Virtual Machine - Server Management

Teradata Server Management Web Services User Guide

Server Management
Release Number
July 2016
English (United States)
Last Update
You can temporarily attach a USB or CD-ROM device to a VM, for example, if you want temporary access to a dump drive.
  1. From the Tree View, expand the cabinet, and select the virtual machine to which you want to attach a device. You can select the CMIC, the SWS, or the Viewpoint virtual machine.
  2. Do one of the following to open the guided procedure.
    • Select Functions > Attach Temporary Device to display Step 1.
    • From the toolbar, click Attach Temporary Device to display Step 1.
  3. As instructed, attach the device to the host VMS, either by attaching the USB device, or by inserting a disk in to the CD-ROM drive.
  4. Click Next to display Step 2.
  5. After the system retrieves the device, select it, and then select from one of the following options:
    Option Description
    Read-write Allows the device to be accessed as a read/write device. If you select this option, it allows writing to a device that is configured to be writable; however, it does not make read-only devices writable.

    The device might require exclusive access; that is, it cannot be attached to other virtual machines.

    Read-only Allows read-only access to the device. It allows most devices to be attached to more than one virtual machine.
  6. Click Next to display Step 3.
  7. When the procedure reports that the device is available, use it as needed.
  8. When you are done with the device, click Next to detach the device.
  9. When Step 4 reports that the device was successfully detached from the virtual machine, remove the device from the USB port or CD-ROM drive.
  10. Click Close.