You can add up to 4 IDE devices and up to 60 SCSI devices to a virtual machine. Any of these devices can be a virtual or physical hard disk or DVD or CD-ROM drive. By default, a floppy drive is not connected when a virtual machine powers on.

A virtual machine can read data from a DVD disc. Workstation does not support playing DVD movies in a virtual machine. You might be able to play a movie if you use a DVD player application that does not require video overlay support in the video card.