Unable to connect to the AnywhereUSB from a VMWare Host

Hi, I am unable to connect to the USB devices that is connected to the Anywhere USB from a Virtual machine running on VMWare Esx 3.5.

I am able to connect perfectly to the usb devices from a physical machine.

I have followed the special instructions regarding VMware and the USB. sys file.

Do you perhaps have any other suggestions that I can try?
Does the AnywhereUSB device work with Hosts that runnings off VMWare Esx 3.5?


Hi Sam,

Yes, the AnywhereUSB is compatible with a virtual machine running within VMware ESX 3.5.

To start troubleshooting this, first be sure to disconnect the AnywhereUSB from that physical machine (or any other PCs that it may have been connected to before). To do this, specifically, click “Edit / Connection List” in the AnywhereUSB Configuration Utility and delete the IP address of the AnywhereUSB, if it’s in there.

Then, look on the virtual machine, in the AnywhereUSB Configuration Utility, at the bottom-right. What does the “Status” say?