Use a physical floppy drive or a floppy image to add a floppy drive to a virtual machine.

ESXi does not support floppy drives that are backed up by a physical floppy drive on the host.

Power off the virtual machine.

Verify that you have the Virtual machine.Configuration.Add or remove device privilege on the virtual machine.

1

Click Virtual Machines in the VMware Host Client inventory.

2

Right-click a virtual machine in the list and select Edit settings from the pop-up menu.

3

On the Virtual Hardware tab, select Add other device and select Floppy Drive from the drop-down menu.

The Floppy drive appears in the hardware list.

4

Expand Floppy drive and select the type of device you want to use.

Option

Description

Client Device

Select this option to connect the floppy device to a physical floppy device or a .flp floppy image on the system from which you access the VMware Host Client .

Use existing floppy image

a

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

b

Click Browse and select the floppy image.

5

(Optional) Select Connect at power on to configure the device to connect when the virtual machine powers on.

6

Click Save.