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vSPhere 5 - add USB ports

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Hi,

We have 2 ESXi 5 hosts DL360 G7 (essential pack), which we should connect more than 3 USB devices to.

Can anyone please suggest what's the best way to perform it without adding a USB card (we need the expansion slot for more NIC's)?

I thought of USB over Network solution, will it do the trick?

Thanks in advance
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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Options we have used suiccessfully

1. An External Powered USB Hub connected to existing USB ports.

2. Install an Internal USB PCI card.

3. USB Over Network
http://www.fabulatech.com/

Anywhere USB
http://www.digi.com/products/usb/anywhereusb

My EE Article

HOW TO: Add and Connect a USB Device to a Virtual Machine, hosted on VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESX 4.1 ESXi 4.1, ESXi 5.0
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Thx bro
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