We have ESXi 4.1 running on a Sun Fire X4170 server. A Windows XP guest machine is running inside the host. We connected a “Western Digital My Passport Essential 250GB 2.5 HDD” hard disk on the ESXi host and we are trying to make the guest Windows XP virtual machine to detect it.
This hard disk is listed in the HCL here http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1021345
On the guest Windows XP machine we have added a USB controller and when we try to add another device, under the “Choose the type of device you wish to add” window, we have “USB Device (unavailable)”
What could we be doing wrong?