You can connect the CD/DVD device to an ISO file that is stored on a datastore accessible to the host.

1

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

2

Click the Hardware tab and select the CD/DVD drive.

3

Select or deselect the Connected check box to connect or disconnect the device.

4

If you do not want the CD-ROM drive connected when the virtual machine starts, deselect Connect at power on.

5

Select Datastore ISO File under Device Type and click Browse to navigate to the file.

6

In the drop-down menu under Virtual Device Node, select the node the drive uses in the virtual machine.

7

Click OK to save your changes.