I am trying to make a usb device available to a virtual machine using esx 3.5, is it possible

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BlackBerry Enterprise Server
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VMware ESX 3.5
I have installed Blackberry Enterprise Server in a VM and now am finding that I have to connect a BlackBerry device directly to the box to activate it. Unfortunately USB isn't available within the VM when I connect the BlackBerry device directly to the ESX 3.5 server. I know that you can activate com ports, cdroms through the VIC, but is there a way to activate the USB or allow the VM to see an externally connected USB device?

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VMware does not provide direct support for USB. This PDF shows some info on how to make it work using a product called Anywhere USB.

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  • Jimdenver1
    You could clone your BB VM app and move it to a Workstation instance and use workstation as it does allow usb connections.
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