VMware’s vSphere Client copy files between hosts tip

Usually I store windows or vmware iso files in host’s local datastores instead of SAN datastores. So, sometimes I need to access the iso file from another host located on another cluster. There is a quick and dirty way to copy an iso file from one host’s local storage to another host’s local storage or SAN datastore. Go to VMware’s vSphere Client and browse the source storage by right clicking the datastore, dive into the iso folder, select the file and copy it by right clicking it.

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Browse the source local datastore and copy the file

Now goto the destination datastore, browse it and create a new folder.

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Create a destination folder

Dive into and paste the iso file.

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Paste the iso file

The copy takes place in a flash, it’s a local copy between the hosts.

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