By using the VMware Host Client, you can add a USB device to a virtual machine.


Note: If the ESXi host does not have available USB devices, you cannot add a USB device to the virtual machine.


  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.
    The USB device appears in the hardware list of available hardware devices for the virtual machine.
  4. From the USB device drop-down, select which USB device to add to the virtual machine.
  5. Click Save.