You can remove a USB controller from the virtual machine if you do not want to connect to USB devices.

Verify that all USB devices are disconnected from the virtual machine.

Required Privilege: Virtual Machine.Configuration.Add or Remove Device

1

Navigate to a datacenter, folder, cluster, resource pool, host, or vApp, and click the Related Options tab and click Virtual Machines.

2

Select a virtual machine, click it again, and click the Summary tab.

3

Select Virtual Hardware and expand the USB controller menu.

4

Click Remove.

5

Click OK to save your changes and close the dialog box.

The controller is no longer connected to the virtual machine, but remains available to add at a later time.