Downloading files from the Assets page to the shared drive

Download an asset to the shared drive to make the same file available to all virtual machines in a region. Download it independently to each virtual machine to create independent copies.

To download an asset to the shared drive

From either a VM or your local machine:

  1. Use a web browser to sign into Skytap (https://cloud.skytap.com).
  2. Navigate to the Skytap Assets page (https://cloud.skytap.com/assets).
  3. Select the asset, and then click Download.
  4. A File Download dialog displays. Select the location to save the file to, and then click Save.
  5. Connect to the shared drive and upload the asset file to it.

    For instructions, see Adding and sharing files with the shared drive.

    For example, if you working from within a VM:

    1. Connect to the shared network drive at \\gw\shared.
    2. Drag and drop the downloaded file to the shared drive.