On 2014-01-27 19:16, suse paul wrote:
> on 12.3:
> I need a VM with Win XP having access to four USB ports.
> I tried vmware, but had to learn, that it supports only 2 USB ports. (in
> fact it refused already wit the first USB port…)
I don’t think it has any limitation at all.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 “Dartmouth” at Telcontar)
The main Q is what are on those USB ports and whether you really need exclusive Guest access to them.
Typically, if the Host can be configured to access the device, then the Guest can also be configured to have shared access.
There are some devices though for which this virtualized access isn’t possible so then you need to investigate how to configure the Guest.
So, a common example is access to files on an external USB drive. You normally would configure access in the Guest properties by configuring normal storage pointing to the drive, the Host will automatically take care of the details. In the Guest, you should then be able to “see” (ie mount) the USB storage as “ordinary” storage without any special USB configuration.
This is common practice that applies to all virtualization technologies.