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ESXi 6.0 Guests not seeing USB drive connected to Host

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ESXi 6.0

Have many Guest Vm's running from Windows 0212 to Windows 2003 Servers Windows XP to Windows 8.1 computers Ubuntu and a VMA Host

I plugged in a 1 TB USB Drive to my ESXi 6.0 Host and

the guest vms can not see the usb drive connected to the host

 I ran this

 [root@TGCSHOSTVM:~] lsusb
 Bus 001 Device 009: ID 0bc2:a013 Seagate RSS LLC
 Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0951:1666 Kingston Technology
 Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:2514 Standard Microsystems Corp. USB 2.0 Hub
 Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
 Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
 [root@TGCSHOSTVM:~]


 So the host sees my usb 1tb drive by Seagate

Just the guest VMs do not see it

I have the USB drive installed on the Guest VM

Thoughts
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