You can add a virtual CD/DVD drive to a 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. Click Add Device.
  4. Click CD/DVD Drive.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Configure the drive.



    Automatically detect physical CD/DVD

    The virtual machine detects your Mac CD/DVD drive.

    Specify physical CD/DVD

    Directs the virtual machine’s CD/DVD drive to a physical drive.

    Use disk image

    Directs the virtual machine’s CD/DVD drive to an ISO image. Click the pop-up menu to browse for and select the ISO image file.