You can connect the DVD/CD-ROM device to a physical DVD or CD-ROM device on the system running the vSphere Client.


  1. Select the virtual machine in the vSphere Client inventory.
  2. Click the CD/DVD Connections icon on the virtual machine toolbar.
  3. Select a drive or ISO image from the CD/DVD drive drop-down menu.
    Passthrough IDE (raw) mode access is set by default, which lets you write or burn a remote CD.