USB on VMWare ESX 3.5i console

Simple one this, fancy mounting a USB device onto the “secret” console on ESX 3.5i?

Well you can’t!

I tried it on the one here, and a tail of messages didnt show anything when the device was connected, neither did an fdisk -l.

Still digging around, but it looks like its just plain not supported on the console 🙁 boooooo

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  1. On June 08, 2009 Pete Cook says:

    Could you add modules to the oem.tgz or somthing like that take a look here see what you think http://www.vm-help.com/esx/esx3i/customize_oem_tgz.php look for the second on

    “Instructions to modify oem.tgz if you’re booting from a USB flash drive to add support for an unrecognized device”

    Pete

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