How to connect USB devices to virtual machines
If you work in virtual environment rather often, FlexiHub is one of those solutions that will make your life much easier. It is so compact it hardly has any impact on the performance of your machine. The interface is minimalistic - all USB devices are displayed in your account accessible to you on registration. And it is really easy-to-use, here is your step-by-step guide on how connect USB to VM:
- Register a FlexiHub account and sign up for a free trial to be able to passthrough USB devices to VM.
- Download and install the app on your host OS. Login using your credentials and you’ll see a list of all available devices – each of them with ‘Unlock’ button next to it. To make them available in a virtual environment, press this button, if needed.
- Now you need to download and install FlexiHub on your guest OS. Launch the app and log in using the same credentials. In the app window displayed you will see a list of devices shared from the host OS.
- Choose a device you need to access in a virtual machine and click "Connect".
Now your virtual machine will recognize USB devices as if there were connected directly to it. No additional settings or commands required, manage required USB ports in a virtual machine freely.
Benefits of using FlexiHub to connect USB to virtual machines:
★ FlexiHub is compatible with a large number of virtualization apps – VMWare Workstation and ESXi, VirtualBox, Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft Hyper-V, etc. Once you create a FlexiHub account, you can access your USB devices in virtual machines created by any of these software.
★ FlexiHub works across platforms, i.e. it supports Mac, Linux, Windows and Android.
★ FlexiHub detects and recognizes devices connected to your host OS as if they were connected directly to your virtual machine. No additional settings required.
★ Your virtual machine can access USB ports not only of your host OS but remote computers that have FlexiHub installed, as long as you are logged in there.