You can select the device to use to start up your virtual machine.

This function is not available for a Mac OS X Server virtual machine.

Verify that the virtual machine is running. The change does not take effect if the virtual machine is not running.


Select Virtual Machine > Settings.


In the Settings window, in the Other section, click Startup Disk.


Click the startup device to use.


Click Restart.

You can also hold down the Option key and click Restart to firmware... to restart the virtual machine in firmware setup mode.

The guest operating system restarts, and boots from the selected device.