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USB to vm guest

I have a physical server with a USB dongle and want to virtualize this server  . I have not connected the USB device to guest vm.   I was reading about anywareUSB.  Is it something I need ?
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bluedanCommented:
ESXi supports USB device passthrough from host to a virtual machine.

You can refer to this VMware KB

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1022290

Hope this helps
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
See my EE Article, which is a tutorial with step by step screenshots...

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

However, not ALL USB devices are compatible, and you may require additional hardware such as USB Anywhwere.
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sara2000Author Commented:
Andrew,
will vmotion work ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes did you see my Article

Its supported VM can still use USB plugged into different host
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sara2000Author Commented:
Thanks so much. I was looking for this.
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