Within an environment of virtual machines and connected peripherals, any USB devices that are connected to the host machine cannot be accessed within the virtual machine. However, in the case of Hyper-V, you can redirect USB dongle traffic away from the host machine to the guest virtual machines (VM).
Read on to find out how to pass through a USB dongle across a network in order to use a USB dongle within a VM.
USB dongle redirection technology enables the forwarding of a USB dongle over the Internet. With Donglify, the host machine can connect to any USB dongle on any other remote computer.
Steps to passthrough USB dongle to Hyper-V:
Share the USB dongle from the server, it will then be accessible from any virtual client machines.
You’re all done. The shared USB dongle will appear in the Hyper-V Device Manager. The virtual machine can now access the USB dongle as if it was physically connected.