You can enable a CD/DVD drive and select a disk image on a virtual machine hosted on a remote server. You can access or install software from a physical CD/DVD drive on to your remote virtual machine.


Verify that the following conditions are met:

  • You have login credentials for the server where the virtual machine is hosted.

  • The virtual machine is powered on.


  1. Select File > Connect to Server.
  2. Enter the name of the host server or select a server from the Recent Servers drop-down menu.
  3. Enter your login credentials and click Connect.
  4. Select Virtual Machine > Settings.
  5. Click CD/DVD Drive.
  6. Select the Enable CD/DVD Drive check box.
  7. Select a remote disc image from the Choose a remote disc image drop-down menu.
  8. (Optional) Expand Advanced options and select a bus type from the drop-down menu.
  9. (Optional) Click Remove CD/DVD Drive to return to the CD/DVD drive that your virtual machine uses.