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Re: [Xen-users] In the process of deciding to virtualize, manyuncertaint

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] In the process of deciding to virtualize, manyuncertainties
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Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 07:16:01 -0500
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Quoting "harry@xxxxxxxxxxxx" <harry@xxxxxxxxxxxx>:

Hi and thx for swift reply.

Yesterday I got a similar reply from the VMware forum. Here they stated
that digi.com had a product called AnywhereUSB, which supports VMware
servers. Looks like your link is about 50% less expensive :-)

Question however remains, looking at the supported OS'es, does it support
Linux VM's?. From the product information I see they support Windows and
Mac OS. I need to pass through USB connection to a linux VM. Any experience

Alternative could be to run XenServer, set up a Win VM, install a
VMworkstation like software (Virtualbox,... or can XenServer be installed
on top of a running Win OS?), and install a new VM (within the VM) so that
USB will become visible. A cut and paste solution, but maybe worth while
trying, if all else fails.

Anyway, if you could confirm if you managed to use a Silex server in
conjuction with a Linux VM, I would be very grateful.

I've tried the digi AnywhereUSB solution. It works on XP (limited support for Windows 2003 and 2008). Also digi had USB 1.0 device speed (they may have improved to USB 2.0 support). The digi device is controlled by one guest OS at a time.

That's why I found the silex solution that does support Windows 2003 and 2008, USB 2.0 speed, and can have multiple guest OSes control individual USB device on 1 silex box.

Ken Cobler

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