You can remove a USB controller from a virtual machine if you do not want to connect to USB devices.


  • Verify that all USB devices are disconnected from the virtual machine.
  • Required Privilege: Virtual Machine.Configuration.Add or Remove Device


  1. In the vSphere Client inventory, right-click the virtual machine and select Edit Settings.
  2. Click the Hardware tab and select USB controller.
  3. Click Remove.
  4. Click OK to save your changes.


The controller is no longer connected to the virtual machine, but remains available to add at a later time.