Microsoft VS VMware

by Marin Franković on 9 May, 2012

Which virtualization technology will prevail? Who will win in this epic war between two giants, one defending and one aspiring to be a champion! Learn from this great session that Robert Petrunić did on the last IT Pro UG Zagreb meeting! Language is Croatian.

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Miha Pecnik May 20, 2012 at 9:44

Great session as usual, although I wish the sound quality in these recent uploads was a bit better.

Regarding Hyper-V USB support, do you (or any of your collegues) have first hand experience in virtualizing workloads where an USB fax modem is involved? I hear that USB over ethernet is not a solution because of the specifics of faxes (some data gets easily lost). I’ve been looking for a solution for this for quite some time and would appreciate your take on it/assistance.

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Marin Franković May 20, 2012 at 9:51

Hi Miha,

thanks for the comment. Unfortunately, in the past few sessions we had some technical issues with microphones. I hope to sort that out. 🙂 AFAIK, Microsoft does not have any plans in enabling USB support in Hyper-V. I asked this question several times during some conferences and answer was to get USB to Ethernet adapter. You can check out this article (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rds/archive/2010/06/10/introducing-microsoft-remotefx-usb-redirection-part-1.aspx) to see if it help or obtain some other type of fax service.

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Miha Pecnik May 20, 2012 at 10:02

Wow, that was fast.

I also haven’t heard anything from MS regarding USB support, but have been looking for a 3rd party product for a while now and haven’t found anything yet. RemoteFX USB Redirection also doesn’t solve this. As it is right now I have a physical box just because I can’t present the USB modem to a VM…such a shame/waste of resources.

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