VMWare Server 2 and CD-ROM

I’ve done a search and flipped through a few threads, and am not able to find my answer yet.

I’ve got VMWare Server 2 running, but it won’t let me use my PC CD-ROM drive directly with a new virtual machine. CD-ROM drive has a red X.

Any ideas?

  • PeteDude

the X is in the machine summary in the web concole?
Click the drop down arrow by the CD drive, “Edit”. Check “Host Media” and add the physical drive you want to use.

Now in the Remote console, see if anything changed automagically, else go to Devices, CD/DVD Drives and connect.