Physical Optical Drive

Connecting a Physical Optical Drive

--device-add cdrom --device <name> [--iface <ide | scsi | sata>] [--passthr <yes | no>]

[--position <n>] [--subtype <buslogic | lsi-spi | lsi-sas>]


--device: the name of the host computer's optical drive that will be connected to the virtual machine. To obtain the names of all optical drives installed on the host, use the prlsrvctl info command.

--iface: virtual optical drive interface type.

--passthr: enables the passthrough mode for the specified device.

--position: the SCSI / IDE / SATA device identifier to be used for the drive. Allowed ranges:

  • 0-3 for IDE disk drives

  • 0-6 for SCSI disk drives

  • 0-5 for SATA disk drives

--subtype: virtual optical drive subtype.

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