This feature is only available for Workstation Pro on a Linux host. You can turn off the autoconnect feature if you do not want USB devices to connect to a virtual machine when you plug the devices into the host machine.


Power off the virtual machine.


  1. Select the virtual machine and select VM > Settings.
  2. On the Hardware tab, select USB Controller.
  3. Deselect Automatically connect new USB devices to turn off automatic connection of USB devices.
  4. Click OK to save your changes.