ESXi 4.1 USB Device Not Detected
Posted on 2010-11-17
I have ESXi 4.1 running on a Sun Fire X4170 server. A Windows XP guest machine is running inside the host.
I connected a USB external hard disk on the X4170 server and I am trying to make the guest Windows XP machine to detect that hard disk.
I have also connected a USB flash disk on the same server, but the Windows XP machine does not see any one of the two external hard disks.
On the guest Windows XP machine I have added a USB controller and when I try to add another device, under the “Choose the type of device you wish to add” window, I have “USB Device (unavailable)”
What I’m I doing wrong here?