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Post SOLVED: USB device not detected on client
I have esxi4.1
I have only 2 clients on it.
I have added a USB controller to one machine. I have several USB ports (some USB2 and some USB3).
I can see the USB controller on the VM settings.
When the client is up (XP) I try to plug a USB device into any USB port - but it is not shown in the client.

I tried remove and install again, no change.

I tried with several USB devices (including some that are compatible - http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/docume ... ID=1021345 )

Will appreciate a debug way/check?

thanks


Last edited by saariko on Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:37 am, edited 1 time in total.



Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:40 am
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If you access the console and run lsusb do you see your devices?

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Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:51 am
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Hi Dave, and thanks again

Yes, running lsusb shows the correct device (aladdin ... V6.0)

but it does not shown on the client.


Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:16 am
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So when you plug in the USB device, it's not available to add to a VM? You have to add both the USB controller and the individual USB device.

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Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:48 am
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Thank you Dave,

I do not understand how to add the device itself.

I added the controller, but how to add the device? After it's plugged in, where do I see it?


Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:56 am
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You select Edit Settings for the VM and then Add Hardware. The option to select is USB Device (after the USB controller has been added).

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Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:19 am
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Dave.Mishchenko wrote:
You select Edit Settings for the VM and then Add Hardware. The option to select is USB Device (after the USB controller has been added).


Thanks, solved


Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:37 am
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