Unable to add USB Drive to VMWare Guest

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Last week I ran into a strange issue where I couldn't add a USB drive from the host to guest VM. Even with the USB Controller added to the virtual machine, the USB device is not listed.

After doing some basic research, I found the resolution is to restart the management agents on the host.

To restart management agents in ESXi Using ESXi Shell or Secure Shell (SSH):

Log in to ESXi Shell or SSH as root. For Enabling ESXi Shell or SSH, see Using ESXi Shell in ESXi 5.x and 6.x see kb 2004746 kb.vmware.com/s/article/2004746.

Restart the ESXi host daemon and vCenter Agent services using these commands:

/etc/init.d/hostd restart

/etc/init.d/vpxa restart

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