Added CDVD device on running VM by mistake


Active Member
Jun 7, 2010

I was -desperately- trying to change ISOs on a Windows 10 running VM, and ended up adding a new DVD device in Proxmox GUI while VM was running. Result: newly added device was added *in red*. Out of fear I immediately clicked the "Revert" button.

After a while I realized I only needed to change ISO in currently added DVD drive...

What I did, is it seriously bad? Could VM or even Proxmox whole host have suffered some damage?


The Proxmox community has been around for many years and offers help and support for Proxmox VE, Proxmox Backup Server, and Proxmox Mail Gateway.
We think our community is one of the best thanks to people like you!

Get your subscription!

The Proxmox team works very hard to make sure you are running the best software and getting stable updates and security enhancements, as well as quick enterprise support. Tens of thousands of happy customers have a Proxmox subscription. Get yours easily in our online shop.

Buy now!