You can use removable devices such as floppy drives, DVD and CD-ROM drives, USB devices, and smart card readers in virtual machines.

Some devices cannot be used by the host system and a guest operating system, or by multiple guest operating systems, simultaneously.

For example, if the host system is using a floppy drive, you must connect the floppy drive to the virtual machine before you can use it in the virtual machine. To use the floppy drive on the host again, you must disconnect it from the virtual machine. By default, a floppy drive is not connected when a virtual machine powers on.