How to create a floppy drive image for a virtual machine

Why would you want to use a floppy drive in a VM?

Virtual machines can access floppy drives a number of ways. This includes utilizing the floppy drive on the ESXi host (if one is installed) as the "Host Device" option, using a floppy image on a VMFS datastore, or creating a new floppy drive image from an existing floppy disk.

Using a floppy drive in a virtual machine is rare, but is usual for a license file or driver transfer for a custom element of an operating system installation.

By Rick Vanover

Rick Vanover is a software strategy specialist for Veeam Software, based in Columbus, Ohio. Rick has years of IT experience and focuses on virtualization, Windows-based server administration, and system hardware.