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.


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


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.