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    1 comment  ·  Virtualization » Management tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Adminjeff.woolsey (Admin, Windows Server) commented  · 

    Good suggestion. Consider it added to the list. -Jeff Woolsey, Windows Server

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    4 comments  ·  Virtualization » Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Adminjeff.woolsey (Admin, Windows Server) commented  · 

    What type of device are you trying to use? Have you used the RDP client to share a USB device into the VM? That works for many devices... -Jeff Woolsey, MS

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    Adminjeff.woolsey (Admin, Windows Server) commented  · 

    Thanks for the comment folks. Acknowledged. -JW

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    3 comments  ·  Virtualization » Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Adminjeff.woolsey (Admin, Windows Server) commented  · 

    COM ports have been around since the dawn of the PC (PC-AT anyone?) and were never designed to be virtualized. If we mapped a physical serial port to a VM, access to the device would fail when the virtual machine Live Migrated or failed over in the case of unplanned downtime. The solution is to use a Serial over IP solution. There are a number of options on the market which provide transparent access to serial devices over TCP/IP and can cost as little as $45 per device.

    Here are two such examples:
    http://www.perle.com/products/Serial-to-ethernet.shtml?utm_source=ppc&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=server
    http://gridconnect.com/usb-to-serial/serial-to-ethernet.html

    With these solutions you can achieve both COM port access within a VM without sacrificing VM Mobility.

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    1 comment  ·  Virtualization » Hyper-v Replica  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Adminjeff.woolsey (Admin, Windows Server) commented  · 

    This has been added to Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V Server 2016. Enjoy, -Jeff Woolsey

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