1, the vmware compliance checker flags it as an issue if unauthorised hardware are attached to a host (i.e. USB, floppy, IDLE, SERIAL etc), but what is the risk? Why would there be USB drives, IDLE, SERIAL etc drives attached to hosts? Surely its only admins who could access whatevers on them anyway, so I dont really see how this is a security issue? Normal domain users wouldnt be able to access drives attached to hosts would they?
2, Also - what determines which guests on a host can access the drive youve plugged in to a host? Say I have a host with 10 guests, and plug in a USB thumb drive, can all guests access this drive, or if not how do you determine which.