Is USB 3.0 supported under RHEL 6 VMware guest?

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Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • VMware ESXI Server 6.0

Issue

  • Is USB 3.0 supported under Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 running as VMware guest?

Resolution

As per VMware knowledgebase article 2.6.38 kernel is required for the full support of generic Linux xHCI driver by the VMware Virtual xHCI Controller while base kernel version for RHEL 6 is 2.6.32 so USB 3.0 is not supported.

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