You can add a virtual CD/DVD drive to a virtual machine.

Before you begin

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

Procedure

  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.

    Option

    Description

    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.