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


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


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


Select Virtual Hardware and expand the USB controller menu.


Click Remove.


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.