Using Workstation 12.5.7.
I have a Dell Precision 5520 laptop connected to a docking hub via Thunderbolt. I have a 4-port unpowered USB hub plugged-in on the docking hub.
For some reason, VMware Workstation cannot see any USB devices in the Removable Devices list when the hub is plugged into the dock. If I connect the hub directly into a USB port on the laptop, then VMware Workstation can see the USB devices on the hub. If I plug the USB devices directly into the dock, then VMWare can also see them. How do I get VMware to see these devices on my hub when it is plugged-in to the dock?
I have a 5220 Dell with a TB16 Thunderbolt 3 docking stations. VMware workstation Pro 12.5.9 in the removable devices I can not see any USB storage devices 2.0,3.0 Sticks or external WD 3.0 drives when plugged into the docking station. When the devices are plugged into the laptop ports I can see them. Does VMWARE have any fixes for this issue?
No, I did get to VMWare support an they confirmed that ThunderBolt 3 is not supported in VMWARE. There does not seem to be any KB articles about this on the support site. I do not have any official VMWARE support, someone that has should log a case with support to see if they are going to fix it or at least publish something about it. For Now I just plug a USB hub into my Laptop USB to get extra USB ports. For me the TB16 lets me run 3 displays which outweights accessing the USB Ports. Just an aside I did previously have the smaller 3.1C docking station and you could see the USB port on it. It only did 2 displays and was little short on power so I upgraded to the TB16 TB3 dock.