Use the datastore file browser to upload files to datastores accessible to ESXi hosts.

In addition to their traditional use as a storage for virtual machines files, datastores can serve to store data or files related to virtual machines. For example, you can upload ISO images of operating systems from a local computer to a datastore on the host. You then use these images to install guest operating systems on the new virtual machines.

Install the Client Integration Plug-in. For information, see the vSphere Virtual Machine Administration documentation.

Browse to Datastores in the vSphere Web Client navigator. See Display Datastore Information in the vSphere Web Client.

1

Select the datastore where you want to store the file and click the Datastore File Browser icon.

2

(Optional) Create a new folder to store the file.

3

Select the new folder and click the Upload a File icon.

4

Locate the item to upload on the local computer and click Upload.

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Refresh the datastore file browser to see the uploaded file on the list.