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Virtual machine crashes while using USB device in GSX Server 3.2 (1695)


While I was using a USB device in my GSX Server 3.2 virtual machine, the virtual machine crashed. What can I do?


In GSX Server 3.2, when you use certain USB devices that generate large amounts of I/O, such as USB scanners or external drives, the virtual machine can crash.

As a workaround to this issue, upgrade to the latest version of VMware Server, available from our Download Center.


gsx320; 1695; 63118

Update History

10/06/2010 - Added references to product and version in title and body. Added workaround for VMware Server.

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