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USB not detected over serial interface.

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USB not detected over serial interface.

Saad had a USB over serial interface question:




I have BL680c G7 servers with ESXi 4.1 U1 and I want to connect USB device (Serial to USB converter) to this server.


When I connect USB device to BL680c G7, it does not physically detect USB device. ( LED does not start to work)


Is there any configuration from bios to enable USB?


Note: When I connect the same device to BL460c G7 server with Redhat, LED automatically starts to work.




Input from Madhu:




This might guide you,




The Knowledge Brief talks about ..."However, ESXi 4.1.x and earlier versions do not. All versions of ESX support physical serial and parallel ports."

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