You can use a physical floppy drive on the host or a floppy image file located on the host for the virtual drive.

You can add two floppy drives to your virtual machine.


In the Inventory panel, select the virtual machine to modify.


In the Commands section of the Summary tab, click Add Hardware.

The Add Hardware wizard opens.


Click Floppy Drive.


Under Host Media, select an option to connect to a drive or floppy image on the host and click Next.


On the Properties page, specify which physical drive or floppy image to use:

If you selected Use a Physical Drive, select the drive to use.

If you selected Use a Floppy Image or Create a New Floppy Image, click Browse to select a location for a new file or navigate to a file with the .flp extension that is located on an existing datastore.


(Optional) To connect the drive to the virtual machine when you power on, select Connect at Power On (the default) and click Next.


On the Ready to Complete page, review the configuration summary and click Finish.

The guest operating system detects the new floppy drive the next time you power on the virtual machine.