VMWare ESXi – Attach Host USB disk to VM

I needed to copy some data from a virtual machine onto a USB Disk that was plugged into the ESXi machine hosting the virtual machine.

Step 1 – Plug the USB Disk into the ESXi host

Step 2 – Add a USB Controller to the VM

VMWare ESXi USB Disk

 

Step 3 – Add a USB Device to the VM

VMWare ESXi USB Disk VMWare ESXi USB Disk

The USB disk should now be available within the VM operating system.

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