You can use an ISO image file for the CD or DVD drive of the new virtual machine.

A virtual CD or DVD drive is associated with a specific SCSI or IDE device node. The type of device does not have to match the type of device on the host. You can configure an IDE CD or DVD drive on the host as a virtual SCSI CD or DVD drive. You can configure a SCSI CD or DVD drive on the host as a virtual IDE CD or DVD drive. To burn disks with the drive, match the bus types with the physical drive so that they are both IDE or SCSI.

To boot from a virtual CD/DVD drive, you must configure it as an IDE drive.


On the CD/DVD drive page, select Use an ISO Image.


On the Properties page, click Browse to locate the ISO image to use for the virtual CD or DVD drive.


To connect the new virtual CD or DVD drive when you power on the virtual machine, select the Connect at Power On check box.

This option is selected by default.


To specify the adapter type and a device node for the virtual disk, click Virtual Device Node.


In the Adapter drop-down menu, select the adapter type.


In the Device drop-down menu, select an available device node.


Click Next.