To be used in Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), your virtual hard disks, ISO images, and other resources used to create virtual machines must be added to the VMM library. When you add files to an existing library share, the files do not appear in the library until after the next library refresh.

To be able to use the files immediately, you can manually refresh a library share or library server. If you move files within or between library shares, you must manually refresh the destination shares. If you move a stored virtual machine that has never been deployed on a host, both the source and the destination shares must be refreshed to update the paths in the virtual machine configuration.

The location or your virtual hard disks and ISO images greatly affects performance and network traffic during virtual machine creation. Guidance for planning a distributed library

See Also

For the most up-to-date Help information, go to the Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Help Online. To find additional Virtual Machine Manager 2008 documentation, go to the Virtual Machine Manager 2008 TechCenter Library.