You can access your local CD/DVD and floppy drives from the virtual machine with VMware Remote Console.

In Linux, make sure that the device you are connecting to is not mounted or in use.

1

In the VMware Remote Console window, select Devices > <Device Name> > Connect to <path_to_device>.

2

Insert the disk media in the client device and access it from the guest operating system.

Your local CD/DVD media is connected to the virtual machine.