You can attach drives to your Cloud Server by two methods. The most common method is over Remote Desktop Connection. Your other option is the VMWare Remote Console Plug-in. We will explore both options in this article.

Attach Local Devices and Resources with Remote Desktop Connection

  1. On the Start menu, click All Programs, then click Accessories, and then click Remote Desktop Connection.
  2. In the Remote Desktop Connection window, click Options.
  3. Click on Local Resources tab.
  4. Under Local devices and resources, click More…
  5. Expand Drives in the pane.
  6. Place a check next to the Drive or USB Device you wish to share with the Server.

  7. Click OK to save the preference.
  8. Return to the General tab and connect to your server.

When you are connected to the server, you will see the additional Drive or USB Device connected to your Server.

Attach CD/DVD, Floppy, and USB with VMWare Remote Console Plug-in

  1. Navigate to HostPilotĀ® Control Panel > Cloud Servers > Server Name > Open Console.
  2. Once connected, find the CD/DVD, Floppy, or USB Buttons


    Clicking the CD/DVD or Floppy button will prompt you to select a Drive or type in the Full Path of the device you wish to attach.
    Clicking the USB button will prompt you to select a USB Device to attach.

Depending on your needs, one of the two methods above will allow you to attach or share content with your Cloud Server. Performance of these devices may be affected by the speed of your connection to the Cloud Server.

Attach a CD Image or ISO with VMWare Remote Console Plug-in

  1. Navigate to HostPilot > Cloud Servers > Server Name > Open Console.
  2. Once connected, click the Send ctrl+alt+del button.
  3. Log in to the server.
  4. Open Computer to view the drives.
  5. On the VMWare Remote Console panel, click on the CD/DVD button.
  6. Copy and paste the entire Path to your Image or ISO file, including the file name.
  7. Click the OK button.

You should now see the image load on the Cloud server in the DVD Drive (D:). It can sometimes take a few moments to complete the loading of the image. You will now be able to open the drive and view the files from the image. The image will remain connected to the server, even if the server is restarted, until you set the preference to None or disconnect from the VMWare Remote Console.