You can configure when a sound card is connected to a virtual machine. You can also configure whether a virtual machine uses a specific sound card or the default sound card in the host system.

To configure sound card settings for a selected virtual machine, select Virtual Machine > Virtual Machine Settings, click the Hardware tab, and click Sound Card.

Table 1. Sound Card Settings

Setting

Description

Connected

Connect the sound device while the virtual machine is running.

Connect at power on

Connect the sound device when you power on the virtual machine.

Use default host sound card

Make the virtual machine use the default sound card in the host system.

Specify host sound card

(Windows hosts only) Select a specific host sound card for the virtual machine to use.

Use physical sound card

(Linux hosts only) Select a specific host sound card to for the virtual machine to use.

Enable Echo Cancellation

Enable echo cancellation for the sound card.