You can connect USB devices to your virtual machines through your Mac.

Connecting a USB device to the virtual machine makes the USB device unavailable to your Mac.

If your CD/DVD drive is a USB device, Fusion handles it as a USB device, not a CD/DVD drive.


If you disconnect a USB device and reconnect it right away, it will reconnect to the virtual machine that it was previously connected to. To change the connection, reconnect to a different USB port on your Mac.


  1. Select Window > Virtual Machine Library.
  2. Under Removable Devices in the Settings window, click USB & Bluetooth.
  3. In the Connect USB devices section, select or deselect the check box next to the USB device to connect or disconnect that device.