· VMware introduced support for USB 3.0 xHCI controllers with VMware Workstation 8, however the compatibility was limited to NEC xHCI driver. Starting with VMware Workstation 9.x and Fusion 5.x, support was extended to all USB 3.0 controllers, if the virtual machine was running Windows 8.
· To use USB 3.0 devices on unsupported configurations, connect the USB device through a USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 port on the host machine. For machines that only have an Extensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI) host controller, and that are using VMware Workstation 7.x and earlier, install a USB 2.0 extension card and host controller to use USB devices in virtual machines.
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· The usb drive is formatted in NTFS and is good on other computer (MBP 2018). Is this a usb bug of VMware? Environment: VMWare Fusion Pro 11.5.1 (15018442) using usb 3.0 driver. Mac Pro (2019) 8 Core Xeon. Catalina 10.15.3. VMware driver allowed in security panel. Both usb3.0 and usb-c not working. Thanks for any help!
· The problem is with the compatibility issue in VMWare Fusion and the USB 3.0 device. After did some research, there is a setting that I need to change in the VMWare Fusion. Make sure your Guest OS (in my case is the Windows 10 virtual machine) is powered off; Go to your Virtual Machine settings; Click on the USB & Bluetooth icon
· Tweet We recently heard some complaints about how VMware Workstation behaves when using USB 3.0 devices. One Tweet said: “Dear @vmware, why do you suck so much at handling USB 3.0 devices with Workstation? Sincerely,
The VMware Support article USB 3.0 support for Windows 7 virtual machine in VMware Workstation and VMware Fusion (2128105) lists the following conditions: The guest VM must be defined with at least VMWare Workstation 12 compatibility; In Settings, USB Controller, the USB compatibility needs to be set to 3.0. In the virtual machine, download and install the USB3 drivers from the Intel Download ...
Under Advanced USB options, use the drop-down menu to select how Fusion should respond when a USB device is plugged in to your Mac. Note: Support for USB 3.0 SuperSpeed devices requires a suitably equipped Mac and a guest operating system that supports USB 3.0 devices.
· Per VMware KB 2128105 did you install the Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver ... Appreciate replies. i installed the Intel USB host controller driver previously and it worked like a charm in VMWare Fusion 8.x, as recently as Fusion 8.5 last week before I upgraded to Fusion 11.
You can add USB 3.0 devices to Mac OSX guest operating system for VMware Fusion. USB 3.0 Device Requirements Starting with vSphere 5.5 Patch 3, USB 3.0 devices are available for passthrough not only from a client computer to a virtual machine, but also from an ESXi host to a virtual machine.
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