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  • Avatar photoCustomer Inquiry
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    My company is switching from VMware ESXi to Microsoft Hyper-V (yes I known most companies are going the other way), so I must move my HAast clusters over to Hyper-V.  I love how easy VMware made it to pass through USB devices from the host to a guest, but sadly I must use Microsoft Hyper-V.

    I found your forum posts about using a network based USB sharing device, but I’m trying to keep my costs down.  Is there any way to make the dongle pass through to the host (like on VMware)?

    Avatar photoTelium Support Group
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    You’re in luck!  Microsoft is catching up with VMware and has finally added the ability to pass through USB devices.  You will need a recent version of Hyper-V, and be warned that it’s not as polished as VMware’s offering.  But, it does work!

    You need to enable “Enhanced Session Mode” on your HAast virtual machine.  Once you have done so then you can pass through USB devices.  If you would like some step-by-step instruction on how to enable this mode, here is a good post: https://www.nakivo.com/blog/install-ubuntu-20-04-on-hyper-v-with-enhanced-session/

    As more that 90% of our customers using virtualization use VMware, we can’t offer technical support for the above yet.  But if this becomes more popular then we will include instructions in our installation guide / website.

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