You can add four CD/DVD drives to your virtual machine. You can connect the virtual machine's drive to a physical drive or an ISO image on the host machine.

A virtual IDE CD/DVD drive can use a physical IDE drive or a physical SCSI drive.

1

In the Inventory panel, select the virtual machine to modify.

2

In the Commands section of the Summary tab, click Add Hardware.

The Add Hardware wizard opens.

3

Click CD/DVD Drive.

4

In the Host Media section, select whether to connect to a physical drive or an ISO image on the host and click Next.

5

On the Properties page, specify which physical drive or which ISO image to use:

If you selected Use a Physical Drive, specify the drive to use.

If you selected Use an ISO Image, click Browse to navigate to a file with the .iso extension in an existing datastore.

6

(Optional) To connect the drive to the virtual machine when you power on, select Connect at power on (the default).

7

(Optional) In the Virtual Device Node section, select an adapter and device node from the drop-down menus.

8

Click Next.

9

In the Ready to Complete page, view the configuration summary and click Finish.

The guest operating system detects the new CD/DVD drive the next time you power on the virtual machine.