6 Replies Latest reply on May 17, 2018 6:07 PM by jUDASmILExAlmighty

    Upgraded ESXi 5.0 to 6.5 - USB-disks not shown in VMs

    csmuc Lurker

      Hi VMWare community,

       

      I recently upgraded a stand alone ESXi from 5.0 to 6.5 (Build 7967591).

      On the host, there are several guests, mainly Windows 2012 R2. After upgrading, the connected USB-disks are not being shown any more.

      I cannot add a USB-disk to an existing VM any more.

      Same with newly generated guests: I just installed a Windows 2016 Standard on the host, tried to add an USB-disk - no success.

      ESXi sees the disks:

      [root@server01:~] lsusb

      Bus 002 Device 006: ID 1058:107c Western Digital Technologies, Inc. Elements Desktop (WDBWLG)

      Bus 002 Device 005: ID 1058:107c Western Digital Technologies, Inc. Elements Desktop (WDBWLG)

      Bus 002 Device 004: ID 1058:1230 Western Digital Technologies, Inc. My Book (WDBFJK)

      Bus 001 Device 007: ID 0624:0252 Avocent Corp.

      Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0624:0251 Avocent Corp. Virtual Mass Storage

      Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0624:0249 Avocent Corp. Virtual Keyboard/Mouse

      Bus 001 Device 004: ID 413c:a001 Dell Computer Corp. Hub

      Bus 002 Device 003: ID 04d9:1603 Holtek Semiconductor, Inc. Keyboard

      Bus 001 Device 003: ID 413c:a101 Dell Computer Corp.

      Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub

      Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub

      Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0e0f:8002 VMware, Inc.

      Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0e0f:8002 VMware, Inc.

       

      I'd really appreciate any help on this issue.

       

      Thanks in advance, best regards,

      Christian