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Windows 7: vmware esxi 4.1 vs 4.1 U1

11 Apr 2011   #1

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
vmware esxi 4.1 vs 4.1 U1

Hi there
I think I'll stick with 4.1 rather than 4.1 upgrade 1 - silly reason but valid.

I have a USB photo (but expensive pro quality) printer (not network) which I attach to 3 VM's.

When the VM's are powered on the USB device is connected to the VM -- no prob --even if all 3 are powered on concurrently.

In the upgrade U1 I get a message on TWO of the VM's : USB device unavailable - presumably because ESXi has determined the device is already in use.

Maybe a bug in the 4.1 base release but the upgrade version seems too restrictive in this regard.

I know really I should go for a LAN printer -- maybe USB==> Lan and then plug the printer into the lan.

I got round the problem in 4.1 U1 by assigning the printer to a specific VM and then SHARING this printer to the other VM's -- disadvantage here of course that the VM the printer is attached to must be up and running.


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