With the VMware Host Client 1.4 and later, you can add a USB device to a virtual machine.
Assign a USB device to the ESXi host where the virtual machine is located by plugging the USB device into the host.
- Click Virtual Machines in the VMware Host Client inventory.
- Right-click the virtual machine in the list and select Edit settings from the pop-up menu.
- 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.
- 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.
- Click Save.