You can connect the DVD/CD-ROM device to a physical DVD or CD-ROM device on the system running the vSphere Client.

1

Select the virtual machine in the vSphere Client inventory.

2

Click the CD/DVD Connections icon on the virtual machine toolbar.

3

Select a drive or ISO image from the CD/DVD drive drop-down menu.

Passthrough IDE (raw) mode access is set by default, which lets you write or burn a remote CD.