USB ports and Virtualization

If you have not yet heard, virtualization is a technology that allows you to run multiple operating systems on a single computer including Windows, Linux, BSD and more.

Assuming your company or organization runs five (5) physical servers today, With Virtulization, only one (1) physical server is needed. The cost savings are tremendous. Virtualization dramatically improves the efficiency and availability of IT resources and applications in your organization.

Lately, I have been using FreeBSD guests under VirtualBox 2.2.2. You can read about Sun VirtualBox (Now under Oracle) at:

One thing that does not work out of the box is USB on Linux hosts especially Red-Hat derivatives such as Fedora. I know several people out there who are having difficulties connecting USB devices such as flash disks, USB printers, cameras etc to VirtualBox

I have posted a FREE bash script to help you resolve it. After running this script, your USB devices attached to your VirtualBox host machine will be visible to guests. Cool! You can download script at:

My VBox USB Script

USB ports and Virtualization

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