Passthrough USB Hyper-V

I have a Hyper-V Server installled and it was quite a surprise for me that Hyper-V seemed to not natively support a common USB device passthrough, as VMWare ESXi for instance.

Now, to the problem itself. I have a single hardware USB security dongle, which I have to swap between the several instances of VMs that run control software. That software as you might have already guessed needs that USB dongle in order to work. Do somebody know a reliable workaround to that problem? I have heard about different USB over Ethernet solutions like this one that supposedly can help. But they apear to be rather costly.

BTW, the dongle in question is Sentinel HASP key.

Started by Jeff at September 07, 2018 - 4:42 AM