You can add a virtual CD/DVD drive to a virtual machine.

Shut down or power off the virtual machine. You cannot change the setting while the virtual machine is powered on or suspended.

1

From the VMware Fusion menu bar, select Window > Virtual Machine Library.

2

Select a virtual machine and click Settings.

3

Click Add.

4

Click CD/DVD Drive.

5

Click Add.

6

Configure the drive.

Option

Description

Automatically detect physical CD/DVD

The virtual machine detects your Mac CD/DVD drive.

Specify physical CD/DVD

Directs the virtual machine’s CD/DVD drive to a physical drive.

Use disk image

Directs the virtual machine’s CD/DVD drive to an ISO image. Click the pop-up menu to browse for and select the ISO image file.