Adding a physical DVD drive to a Hyper-V virtual machine was considered a black art for many years. It wasn’t something that was well documented, and there were very few guides available on the subject. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to add physical DVD drive to Hyper-V virtual machine. In just a few simple steps.
How to add physical DVD drive to Hyper-V virtual machine?
Adding a physical DVD drive to a Hyper-V virtual machine is a simple process that can be completed in just a few minutes. To add the drive, you will need to:
- Connect the DVD drive to the computer that is running the Hyper-V server.
- Ensure the DVD drive is powered on and then open the Hyper-V console.
- Select the virtual machine to which you want to add the DVD drive and click “Settings.”
- In the “Settings” window, click “Add Hardware” and then select “DVD Drive.”
- In the “Add Hardware” window, select the physical DVD drive you want to add and click “Finish.”
Hyper-V generation 2 boot from DVD:
Assuming you have a Generation 2 VM, you can add a DVD drive to the VM and boot from the DVD.
First, ensure that you have an ISO file of the OS you want to install. If you don’t have an ISO file, you can create one from a physical DVD using a tool like ImgBurn.
Once you have the ISO file, follow these steps:
- In Hyper-V Manager, select the VM and click Settings.
- In the left pane of the Settings window, click DVD Drive.
- In the right pane, click either Add IDE Controller or Add SCSI Controller, depending on which type of controller your VM is using.
- Click Add Attachment and browse to the ISO file.
- Select the ISO file and click Open.
- Click OK to close the Settings window.
How do I mount a DVD drive to a Hyper-V virtual machine?
To mount a DVD drive to a Hyper-V virtual machine, you’ll need to use the Settings option for the virtual machine in question.
Once in the Settings menu, go to the “Storage” category and select the “DVD drive” option. You can then browse your desired ISO file and mount it to the virtual machine.
How do I mount a hard drive in Hyper-V?
Shared drives in Hyper-V allow you to mount physical drives from the host machine into the virtual machine.
This is useful if you need to access files on the host machine from within the virtual machine or if you want to use a physical drive as extra storage for the virtual machine.
How to add physical DVD drive to Hyper-V virtual machine in Windows 11?
Adding a virtual DVD drive to your Windows 11 virtual machine is a simple process that can be completed in just a few steps.
- Open the Hyper-V Manager and select the virtual machine to which you want to add the drive.
- Click on “Settings” in the right pane.
- Select “DVD/CD Drives” from the list of options.
- Click on the “Add” button.
- Select “Physical DVD Drive” from the list of options and click “OK”.
- Choose the drive letter and mount point for the virtual DVD drive and click “OK”.
After going through the above guide, we hope you can know how to add physical DVD drive to Hyper-V virtual machine, do let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.