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CD/DVD-ROM/RW volume is a physical bridged  from a real CD/DVD-ROM on server machine to client machines. Using this device, user can operate the CD ROM just like handling a locally attached CD ROM device.

Follow below steps to create a virtual CD / DVD volume:

Step 1.  Choose iSCSI Media Type

Right click the Virtual Volumes node on the left tree of the SANDeploy Management Console. From the pop-up menu select the Create Virtual Volume... menu item.

Choose Physical CD / DVD /RW Drive.
Press the Next button to continue.

Step 2. Choose a CD / DVD drive

Choose a physical CD / DVD drive.

Press the Next button to continue.

Step 3. Set High Speed Cache

User can choose whether use the cache by clicking the Enable high speed cache on this volume option button.

Cache size, represent the cache limitation on the volume.
Cache expiry time, represent how long the cache data will be saved to hard disk, there is no sense for this type of volume.

We recommend user to use cache enabled if the volume is a diskless boot volume, that will allow to get better performance.

Press the Next button to continue.

Step 4. Set Write-Back Cache

As the volume is a read-only device, so it is no sense to use this feature.

Press the Next button to continue.

Step 5. Finish Volume Creating

Type the volume description, the description will be used for helping user to recognize volume.

Press Finish button to complete the volume creation.

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