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Using USB Devices in a Virtual Machine on a 64-Bit Linux Host (1733)


I am running GSX Server or VMware Server on a 64-bit Linux host. How can I use USB devices with my virtual machines there?


In order to use USB devices in your virtual machines on a 64-bit Linux host, you must update your host to use the 2.6.12 kernel. GSX Server and VMware Server are 32-bit applications. In Linux kernel version 2.6.12, a fix for VMware was accepted to the 64-bit Linux kernel to provide support for 32-bit applications to access USB. Therefore, version 2.6.12 of the Linux kernel is the minimum version required for USB support with a 64-bit host running GSX Server 3.2 and VMware Server 1.x. Please refer to the documentation for your Linux distribution to find more information about upgrading your kernel.


1733; gsx320

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