Connecting a UPS via USB to a Hyper-V VM via it's host?


I had posted a question on here a short while ago asking the exact same question but targeting VMware's products (it is possible BTW), here I want to know if it is possible to do the same thing with a Server 2012 Hyper-V host?

Specifically to plug in a USB cable connected to a UPS, directly to the host machine and have it connectable or visible to one of the Hyper-V VMs running on that host?  I did a 30 minute google search, scope targeting this year only and was not getting any conclusive hits.  So I figured I would post it hear if someone already knows and move onto other things.

Thanks for the help.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
hyper-v does not support usb devices
you need a usb to ip adapter apptrox $100/port

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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
You have two options:

1: Set up the UPS software to manage the host. Make sure your VMs are all set to Shut Down when the host goes down.

2: Use a third party product like Fabulatech's USB over Ethernet to pass the UPS USB signal through to the guest.

IMNSHO, you are better off with option 1 since the last thing one wants to do is to allow a host with critical workloads to blink off due to a power failure. This is just asking for data corruption. BTDT.
CnicNVAuthor Commented:
Ok thanks for the info, that is disappointing.  I am sure Microsoft will build support for this soon enough.  For now I will redirect the cable to a server acting as an ESXI host.
CnicNVAuthor Commented:
Sorry, Philip Elder.  I should have hit f5 before I assigned the reward as I did not see your post until after.  Your answer is good as well and I would have split the points equally with you.  If an E-E forum admin could do this for me that would be much appreciated.

Thanks again.
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