You can remove a physical or virtual CD/DVD drive from your virtual machine.


Shut down or power off the virtual machine. You cannot change the setting while the virtual machine is powered on or suspended.


  1. Select Window > Virtual Machine Library.
  2. Select a virtual machine in the Virtual Machine Library window and click Settings.
  3. Under Removable Devices in the Settings window, click the CD/DVD drive to remove.
  4. Under Advanced options, click Remove CD/DVD Drive.