RSA Authentication Manager updates can be applied from a DVD/CD or an ISO image. Before selecting the DVD/CD mounting option in the Operations Console, you must use the VMware vSphere Client to configure the Authentication Manager virtual appliance.
RSA recommends mapping the virtual appliance to your local DVD/CD drive or an ISO image on your client machine. RSA supports the other VMware options for mounting a DVD/CD or an ISO image, but note the following:
If you use VMware vMotion, RSA does not recommend mapping a physical DVD/CD on a host machine for updates. VMware vMotion moves virtual appliances between host machines, which can break the connection that the virtual appliance uses for updates.
Authentication Manager only supports mounting one DVD/CD drive. If multiple drives are mounted, Authentication Manager searches the first drive that is found.
For instructions on mounting a DVD/CD or an ISO image, see your VMware product documentation.