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VMware ESXi 5.0 & Fax Server Configuration

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Hi,
we are using ESXi 5.0 (free licence) where SBS2011 and S2008 is running.
Now we want to set up fax on the SBS20011 machine.

How should we do that?

Because there are often problems to use PCI-Cards in virtual machines my idea was to plug-in this USB-Fax-device http://www.amazon.de/TrendNet-TFM-561U-Phone-Internet-Modem/dp/B004BU8O9Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=ce-de&ie=UTF8&qid=1332745408&sr=1-1 and  configure passthrough in ESXi.

Thank you in advance!
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usb to a vm is not going to work
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in v5 you can get a usb to a vm working but only through a physical pc connected via viclient

you need to see if
a: your server has vmware passthrough ability
b: your pci fax is passthrough cabable

there are a few usb passthrough devices see
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1021345
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Great thank you very much!
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or use VM Direct Path see here (if supported on your server)

http://www.vm-help.com/esx40i/VMDirectPath/USB_Setup.php


and use this USB internal PCI card

http://www.usr.com/products/modem/modem-product.asp?sku=USR5638
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no problems
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we have just bought the  US Robotics USB Modem and i have configured the passthrough for all available usb controllers. but now i cant add the usb device to the vm..

passthroughusb controller
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Add the USB modem as per my article. No need to use VM Direct Path for USB devices.
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So I dont need to configure passthrough??
Can the USB-Device directly plugged to the server or should it be plugged to the host where vsphere is running?
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Use USB Passthrough as per my article.

USB device connects to ESXi host server.
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