You can configure a virtual CD/DVD drive to connect to a CD/DVD drive installed on the host system.

1

In the Hardware section of the Summary tab, select the CD/DVD drive from the drop-down menu and click Edit.

2

In the CD/DVD Drive window, select Host Media.

3

Make the appropriate changes in the Device Status section to change the status of the CD/DVD drive.

4

Select Physical Drive in the Connection section to make changes to the physical drive

a

Select the optical drive to use from the drop-down menu.

b

If you are using a physical drive, select Use ATAPI emulation or Access the drive directly.

Use ATAPI emulation if you cannot access the CD/DVD drive. The emulation mode works only with data disks.

5

In the Connection section, select ISO image, click Browse and locate the .iso file to use an ISO image.

6

In the Virtual Device Node section, select the adapter type and the appropriate device to change the adapter type.

This option is available only when the virtual machine is powered off.

7

Click OK.