You can use the advanced settings to change the virtual device node and legacy emulation settings for a CD-ROM or DVD drive. You must power off the virtual machine before you change these settings.

To configure virtual device and legacy emulation settings for a selected virtual machine, select Player > Manage > Virtual Machine Settings, click the Hardware tab, select the drive, and click Advanced.

Use the settings to select which SCSI, IDE, SATA, or NVMe device identifier to use for the drive. For example, if you select SCSI 0:2, the guest operating system detects the drive as ID 2 on controller 0. You can select the IDE, SCSI, SATA, or NVMe node options regardless of the physical device type. For example, if the physical drive is an IDE device, you can select a SCSI node. In this case, the virtual machine detects the drive as a SCSI device.

If you select the Legacy emulation setting, the virtual hardware works as it did in an earlier release of Workstation Player. By default, Workstation Player attempts to make the advanced features of your drive available, but sometimes this setting might cause the drive to not work with the virtual machine. Selecting the Legacy emulation setting reverts Workstation Player to the previous emulation mode for the drive. Legacy emulation is helpful for troubleshooting purposes.