For me personally it's enough that autoConnect entries in VMX file are respected by VMWare Workstation.
It could be useful for other users if Ask connect is set to connect a USB device with remembered rule at VM boot, though.
for me the autoconnect feature works again with 15.0.1.
The designed USB devices are now automatically assigned when starting a vmware kvm.
Has the issue of USB devices not being automatically connected to VMs, had fixed?
It stills not working for me on Workstation Pro v15.0.2_10952284. In my case is a USB wifi net adapter.
This is what I have added to the VMK file:
usb.autoConnect.device0 = "vid:0x148:pid:0x3070" (VID & PID are true values from my system)
The format of the vmx entry looks not correct, it should be:
usb.autoConnect.device0 = "vid:0x148 pid:0x3070"
Still doesn't work. Sorry, yes. It was a typo from me.
Please attach vmware.log from VM directory and vmware-usbarb-##.log from C:\Windows\Temp\vmware-SYSTEM (or vmware-SYSTEM-###).
Which one? I have the folowing files on there:
No vmware.log, but in /C:\USERS\USER\Documents\Virtual Machines\VM.
vmware-usbarb-##.log with the latest time stamp. vmware.log is located under the folder that is storing your VM (you can right click your VM in vm library and select Open VM directory.
Please fistly reproduce your issue and then collect those logs.
I attached last try log, because it would be too long to post here. Please, tell me if you need full log.
DELETED. (solved below)
Ohh it is working now. Very very sorry.
While taking a look at system logs on I realized I have made a mistake while writing the vid. I forgot to write 'f' at the end of '0x148'.
So: usb.autoConnect.device0 = "vid:0x148f pid:0x3070"
Thank you for your assistance
another frustrated user here. "It could be useful for other users if Ask connect is set to connect a USB device with remembered rule at VM boot, though." Yes it would definitely.