Use the Hardware tab in the Virtual Machine Properties dialog box to configure a floppy drive for a virtual machine.

You cannot use vMotion to migrate virtual machines that have floppy drives that are backed by the physical floppy drive on the host. You must disconnect these devices before you migrate the virtual machine.

1

In the vSphere Client inventory, right-click the virtual machine and select Edit Settings.

2

Click the Hardware tab and select the Floppy drive.

3

Under Device Status, select Connect at power on to connect this virtual machine to the floppy drive when the virtual machine is powered on.

4

Select the device type to use for this virtual device.

Option

Description

Client Device

Select this option to connect the floppy device to a physical floppy device on the system running the vSphere Client.

To connect the device, you must click the Connect Floppy button in the toolbar when you power on the virtual machine.

Host Device

a

Select this option to connect the floppy device to a physical floppy device on the host.

b

Select the specific device from the drop-down list.

Use existing floppy image in datastore

a

Select this option to connect the virtual device to an existing floppy image on a datastore accessible to the host.

b

Click Browse and select the floppy image.

Create new floppy image in datastore

a

Select this option to create a new floppy image on a datastore accessible to the host.

b

Click Browse and browse to the location for the floppy image.

c

Enter a name for the floppy image and click OK.

5

Click OK to save your changes and close the dialog box.