You can connect USB devices to your virtual machines through your Mac.

Connecting a USB device to the virtual machine makes the USB device unavailable to your Mac.

If your CD/DVD drive is a USB device, VMware Fusion handles it as a USB device, not a CD/DVD drive.

If you disconnect a USB device and reconnect it right away, it will reconnect to the virtual machine that it was previously connected to. To change the connection, reconnect to a different USB port on your Mac.


Select Virtual Machine > Settings to open the virtual machine Settings window.


In the Removable Devices section, select USB & Bluetooth.


In the Connect USB devices section, select or deselect the checkbox next to the USB device to connect or disconnect that device.