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I have a KVM virtual machine that is managed via libvirsh. Now I want to use a different ISO image inside the VM.

How do I change the DVD in the virtual drive using virsh?

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Add CDROM:

attach-disk guest01 /root/disc1.iso hdc --driver file --type cdrom
--mode readonly

Change CDROM:

attach-disk guest01 /root/disc2.iso hdc --driver file --type cdrom
--mode readonly

Remove CDROM:

 attach-disk guest01 " " hdc --driver file --type cdrom
 --mode readonly
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Thanks, rkthr. I test this next week and come back here. +1 anyway :-) –  DerMike Jun 10 '11 at 8:24
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Thanks for tip. For me it works but only if I remove '--driver file' from the command (version of virsh: 0.9.2). –  Lukasz Stelmach Dec 23 '11 at 20:50
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In libvirt 0.9.12 and maybe earlier, a command change-media exists:

change-media <domain> <path> [<source>] [--eject] [--insert] [--update] [--current] [--live] [--config] [--force]

Change CD:

change-media guest01 hdb /pool/disc.iso

Eject CD:

change-media guest01 hdb --eject
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