Device status and connection settings control when a CD-ROM or DVD drive is connected to a virtual machine, whether to use a specific drive or allow Workstation Player to detect a drive, and whether to use an ISO image file instead of a physical drive.

To configure device status and connection settings for a selected virtual machine, select Virtual Machine > Virtual Machine Settings, click the Hardware tab, and select the drive.

Table 1. Device Status and Connection Settings

Setting

Description

Connected

Connect the drive or ISO image file while the virtual machine is running.

Connect at power on

Connect the drive or ISO image path when you power on the virtual machine.

Use physical drive

Select a specific drive or select Auto detect to allow Workstation Player to detect a drive to use.

Use ISO image file

Specify or select an ISO image file for the virtual machine to use.

To disable or enable access to a CD-ROM or DVD drive while a virtual machine is running, select the virtual machine, select Virtual Machine > Removable Devices > CD/DVD, and select Disconnect or Connect.