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

You cannot use vMotion to migrate virtual machines that have floppy drives that are backed by the physical floppy drive on the host. You must disconnect these devices before you migrate the virtual machine.


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


Select the Hardware tab and click Add.


Select Floppy Drive, and click Next.


Select the type of floppy media to use:

Use a physical floppy drive to give the guest access to the floppy on the host.

Use a floppy image, which is a file on the host that stores data in the same format as a physical floppy disk.

Create a blank floppy image to use a blank floppy image.


Click Next.


Select the location of the floppy drive or image.

Use a physical floppy drive. Select either client or host as the device location and select the drive from the drop-down menu.

Use a floppy image. Browse to the floppy image.

Create a blank floppy image. Browse to the floppy image.


To have the floppy drive connected to the virtual machine when you power it on, select Connect at power on.


Click Next.


Review the information on the Ready to Complete page, and click Finish.


Click OK to save your changes and close the dialog box.