USB dongle Vmware enviroment


I´ve an ESXi farm with 22 servers and up to 300 VMs.

One of them must run an app with an USB dongle and under the cluster with DRS on.

How to do this without changing the affinity rules?Should run under all cluster servers.

Any idea?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
This works perfectly with vMotion and DRS.

Because USB devices, work with VMware over IP, and support vMotion and DRS.

e.g. if the VM on the host is accessing the USB Device, and is moved to another host, it will carry on using the USB device on another host successfully.

No need to pin the VM to the Host! (using affinity rules)

Make sure you select the option as shown in the following screenshot and article

vMotion and DRS Support USB Devices!
see my EE Article, step by step tutorial with screenshot

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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heze54Author Commented:

Should work with Vmware 5.1 U3

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, it works with all VMware vSphere (ESXi versions), the article was just written before 5.1!
heze54Author Commented:
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