With the VMware Host Client 1.4 and later, you can add a USB device to a virtual machine.

Before you begin

Assign a USB device to the ESXi host where the virtual machine is located by plugging the USB device into the host.

Procedure

  1. Click Virtual Machines in the VMware Host Client inventory.
  2. Right-click the virtual machine in the list and select Edit settings from the pop-up menu.
  3. On the Virtual Hardware tab, select Add other device and select USB device from the drop-down menu.

    You can see the USB device in the list of available devices for the virtual machine.

  4. Select the USB device that you want to add from the drop-down stack that appears in the list of available devices for the virtual machine.
  5. Click Save.