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Hyper-V and USB

Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by Theprof, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Does hyper-V not have USB support? I recently setup a Hyper-V server with a few VM's and can't get the USB to work for the life me... am I missing something? Also googling this gives me a bad impression that it's a real pain to get this to work...
     
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  2. LukeP

    LukeP Gigabyte Poster

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    It doesn't unfortunately.

    From what I've seen people use USB over Ethernet to work around this. I've tested some and they weren't great but they worked.

    From hypervisors I think only Xen supports USB pass-through at the moment.
     
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  3. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    No it's not a supported feature of Hyper-V, apparently it's a security worry and that's why they don't allow it.

    If you want it I would suggest having a look at VMware workstation or vSphere 4.1 (USB Device Passthrough).
     
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  4. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I see... USB is not really a big issue on my end. Reason I brought up this whole USB problem is that I am trying to get the integration services installed so that my VM's nic would get installed (not installed by default for some reason) so from reading around I was told I need to install SP2 on Win2k3 to get the IS to install. So I wanted to use USB because my network is not working. Might end up switching to Vsphere if it's going to be a royal pain.
     
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  5. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    You should be able to mount the IS cdrom directly from the Hyper-V manager.
     
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  6. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I did, the problem is when I launch the IS CD-ROM I get an error that states "An error occurred. The specified program requires a newer version of windows. The version of windows I have is Win2k3 Server Standard SP1.
     
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  7. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    You need SP2 as a minimum.
     
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  8. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Yep, it's what I've realized.
     
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