USB license on Hyper-V guest

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USB license on Hyper-V guest

Post by CRM User » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:10 pm

I am running Asterisk in a guest OS on Microsoft Hyper-V. I have my license on USB key, how do I connect this to the guest?

I've used VMware before and I know it's easy to pass through a USB device with VMware, but Microsoft has chosen to make this painful. Is there a workaround?
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Re: USB license on Hyper-V guest

Post by Telium Support » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:13 pm

In order to connect a USB device to a Hyper-V guest you need to use a USB over IP solution. This means you plug the USB device into a real (physical) machine (possibly even the Hyper-V host) and then attach it to the guest over a network (IP) connection.
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There are a number of solutions which make this possible, including commercial and free products like: Note that the free solution may already be rolled into your Linux kernel (so you don't need to install anything on the guest). We try to avoid endorsing third party products unless we continually test their product with our dongles (which we do not at this time), but we have been told by customers that they have had success with the above.

Note as well that some clients have used a Raspberry Pi to create a USB device server on their network for USB keys and other devices shared across their data center.
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