I just got a new Fluke CableIQ qualification tester and, of course, the software and all supporting materials are Windows only.
I’m currently running Windows 7, 8 & 10 in VMware Fusion – yet Fusion wouldn’t see the USB device to attach.
It did give me a very metaphysical message on the LCD of the CableIQ however – The PC is searching within itself for the driver…
Anyway, in Fusion, you can enable USB quirks to fix recalcitrant USB devices and this is exactly what I needed to do to fix it.
From the VMware Knowledge Base article:
All I had to do was edit my .vmx file and add the following line to the bottom:
usb.quirks.device0 = "0x0f7e:0x0003 skip-reset"
I go the Vendor ID of 0x0f7e and the Product ID of 0x0003 from the vmware.log file in the Virtual Machine bundle folder.