I have installed Proxmox and wanted to create a VM by using the Proxmox web interface GUI (now the version is 2.0-38/af81df02)

However I have problem to find my Guest VM OS installation CD/DVD ISO file in the web GUI interface.

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There is no ISO file can be found even I am very very sure I have copied the Ubuntu ISO file into the /home/ISOs directory which I have created in the "storage" tab.

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Why I cannot find the "Installation Media File" in Proxmox after I have copied it to the correct local directory and created the correct path in the Proxmox "storage" tab?

  • I have found the solution: You can upload you ISO files to /var/lib/vz/template/iso directory on Proxmox server. Then when you choose the default storage "local" you will see your iso files. The solution details are found at link – Xianlin Mar 12 '12 at 3:49

You'll have to place the ISO in the /var/lib/vz/template/iso folder for it to be recognized by Proxmox.

To break it down:

  • Backups - /var/lib/vz/dump
  • ISOs - /var/lib/vz/template/iso
  • Images - /var/lib/vz/images
  • Templates - /var/lib/vz/template/cache



You can upload ISOs via the web interface by selecting a storage (e.g. local) in the tree, then selecting the Content tab and then clicking the Upload button. The dialog which pops up allows you to upload ISOs which are then available in the storage when creating VMs.

  • Great tip, just what I was looking for! :-) – lucaferrario Jul 25 '14 at 14:36

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