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Using Devices in a Virtual Machine

Follow the guidelines in this section to add, remove, configure, connect, and disconnect your virtual machine's devices.

Adding, Configuring, and Removing Devices in a Virtual Machine

In the virtual machine settings editor (VM > Settings), you can add and remove devices for a virtual machine, and change device settings.

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To add a new device to a virtual machine, open the virtual machine settings editor, click Add, and follow the instructions in the Add New Hardware Wizard. Click OK to save your changes and close the virtual machine settings editor.

To change settings for a device, open the virtual machine settings editor, select the device, and make your changes. Click OK to save your changes and close the virtual machine settings editor.

To remove a device, open the virtual machine settings editor, click the name of the device, and click Remove. Click OK to close the virtual machine settings editor.

Connecting and Disconnecting Removable Devices

Choose VM > Removable Devices to connect and disconnect removable devices that you have configured for your virtual machine — including floppy drives, DVD/CD-ROM drives, USB devices, and Ethernet adapters — while the virtual machine is running.

When you choose VM > Removable Devices, a submenu appears. Choose a device from that menu to connect or disconnect it and to edit device settings. If you choose Edit, a dialog box appears. Make all the changes you want to make, then click OK.

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