- VMware USB passthrough - a software method
- How to connect USB to VMware
- How to enable VMware ESXi passthrough
Although virtualization is an extremely beneficial technology, there are some issues that can impact users working in virtual environments. One problem users must resolve is when their guest machine running VMware is not detecting USB devices. You cannot work efficiently using VMware Workstation if USB devices are not showing up in your system’s device manager.
Other issues related to peripheral devices include VMware USB redirection being implemented improperly, resulting in malfunctioning devices. You can also run into physical constraints based on the number of USB ports available to the virtual session. This article will discuss methods that can be used to eliminate these problems. We will show you how to connect USB devices to VMware virtual machines.