You can configure a virtual floppy drive device to connect to a client device or to an existing or new floppy image.

ESXi does not support floppy drives that are backed by a physical floppy drive on the host.

Note

You cannot use vMotion to migrate virtual machines that have floppy drives backed by a physical floppy drive on ESX 3.5, 4. 0, and 4.x hosts that vCenter Server 5.0 manages. You must disconnect these devices before you migrate the virtual machine.

1

Right-click the virtual machine and select Edit Settings.

a

To locate a virtual machine, select a datacenter, folder, cluster, resource pool, host, or vApp.

b

Click the Related Objects tab and click Virtual Machines.

2

On the Virtual Hardware tab, expand Floppy drive.

3

Select the device type to use for this virtual device.

Option

Action

Client Device

Select this option to connect the floppy device to a physical floppy device or a .flp floppy image on the system from which you access the vSphere Web Client.

Use existing floppy image

a

Select this option to connect the virtual device to an existing floppy image on a datastore accessible to the host.

b

Click Browse and select the floppy image.

Create new floppy image

a

Select this option to create a floppy image on a datastore accessible to the host.

b

Click Browse and browse to the location for the floppy image.

c

Enter a name for the floppy image and click OK.

4

(Optional) Select or deselect the Connected check box to connect or disconnect the device.

5

(Optional) Select Connect At Power On to connect the device when the virtual machine powers on.

6

Click OK.