You can remove a USB controller from the 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
  • Power off the virtual machine.


  1. Navigate to a data center, folder, cluster, resource pool, host, or vApp, click the VMs tab and click Virtual Machines.
  2. Right-click a virtual machine and click Edit Settings.
  3. On the Virtual Hardware tab, move the pointer over the USB controller and click the Remove icon.
  4. Click OK to confirm the deletion and close the dialog box.


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