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.

1

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

2

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

The Add Hardware wizard opens.

3

Click Floppy Drive.

4

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

5

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.

6

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

7

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.