Enabling USB Auto Connect Feature in eSXI 6.7

I've been having a problem with virtual machines being able to recognize and use connected phones via USB (iPhone and Android).   It appears (from viewing the vmware.log) that the issue is due to how the PID/VID changes depending on the state of the phone.

My hunch appears to be confirmed based on the comments in this VMware doc related to how a device can "mutate":

USB Autoconnect Feature (

My question is, how do you enable USB Autoconnect on an eSXI 6.7 host?   VMWare Fusion is easy enough to find the option, can't seem to find it on eSXI though.



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