You can use VMware Remote Console to add and manage floppy drives on your virtual machine.
- Access the target virtual machine in VMware Remote Console.
- If you want to configure a new floppy drive, add it to your virtual machine.
- Adding a floppy drive is not supported on macOS. The VMware Remote Console macOS client cannot add hardware to a virtual machine.
- Adding and removing a floppy drive are not supported on Linux. The VMware Remote Console Linux client cannot perform operations on powered-off virtual machines.
- Power off the virtual machine.
- Select .
- Open the Hardware tab and click Add.
- Select Floppy Drive and click Finish.
- Open the settings for the target floppy drive.
- On Windows or Linux, open the Hardware tab and select the desired floppy drive.
- On macOS, select the desired floppy drive under Removable Devices.
- Specify connection settings for the drive.
- To connect the drive immediately, select Connected (Windows or Linux) or Connect Floppy Drive (macOS).
- To connect the drive each time the virtual machine is powered on, select Connect at power on.
- Select whether the drive connects to a drive or image on your local machine or on the remote server.
- Select the desired disk drive or disk image.
- On macOS, you can specify whether the drive is read-only.
What to do next
If you no longer need a configured floppy drive, you can remove it from the virtual machine.
- On Windows, power off the virtual machine. Select the target floppy drive and click Remove.
- On macOS, power off the virtual machine. Select the target floppy drive and click Remove Floppy Drive.