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USB connection error in ESXI 6.5 and how to fix it

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The use of USB dongles over the past few years has been used as one of the positive ways to protect the rights of software vendors in the country, although some of these locks are security-level, but having an incomplete security It's better than not being. Of course, this post is not intended to address these issues, and the whole discussion is about the USB connection error in ESXI 6.5 and how to fix it. 

Friends who have more experience with the previous services, especially ESXi, have to remember that we were having trouble connecting these dongles to the virtual machine inside the host, because this hypervisor was completely connected, such as hardware versions There was no initial release of the higher version of this problem, and in the final versions of Esxi 5.x, the ability to work in the vMotion process was added to the service. But over the past few weeks

The final version of Esxi 6.5 U1 has been released, it has issues with some of the old dongles that took us to post something in this section and to solve this problem. Of course, this is based on the contents of the VMware site and other users' experiences. 
If you use USB dongles for any reason in your network cyberspace, then upgrading to the latest Patch version 6.1.5 may involve errors such as not recognizing the dongle or error in its function (for example: The dongles that the company uses is known as Wibu ( 
This error appears as it appears on the list of virtual machine hardware on the USB device, but does not detect the hardware locking software . 
Or in the other case, the lock in the ESXI panel is not visible to add to the virtual machine.

But what's the problem and its solution?

This error occurs because the Hypervisor updates to newer versions by itself. The support of the older USB device is deactivated in the Host, and to do this, just enter the following command into the ESXi Shell environment and then reboot the system. do .

esxcli system module set -m = vmkosb -e = FALSE

In fact, by executing this command, the old USB drivers are restarted and the USB dongle is added to the equipment list.


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Sabir Hussain Soomro
About Sabir Hussain Experienced IT Specialist with a history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in VMware ESX, Domain Name System (DNS), DHCP, VoIP, Water Backup Solutions, Adobe Connect, Servers, and Data Center. but quickly found a large following of readers and subscribers. Connect on: Google + or Feel free to network via Twitter.@VMGate110