Virtual optical storage using the Network File System

The virtual optical device support of IBM® i provides a method for using virtual optical images from a single image source that can be shared with other systems in a network.

A client with a virtual optical device type 632B model 003 can access images located on a server using the Network File System (NFS). In previous releases, it existed in a local system integrated file system directory. This device can be used to install and upgrade IBM i, distribute licensed programs, PTFs, or user data.