[Users] [Spice-devel] USB support

Hans de Goede hdegoede at redhat.com
Thu May 10 08:30:05 UTC 2012


On 05/09/2012 04:11 PM, Nerijus Baliunas wrote:
> Hello,
> What is the best option for USB support in ovirt Windows guests now?
> I see there are quite a lot of recent patches in this area.

That depends mostly on which OS you're running on the client, if
you're running Linux clients I would use the new opensource USB
redirection support in Spice.

This is not yet supported in ovirt, but if you use Fedora-16/17
or RHEL-6.3 beta on the hosts, then you can just inject the necessary
xml bits into the libvirt xml file vdsm generates using a vdsm hook,
the necessary bits are given here:

This requires using Spice as display protocol and remote-viewer as
the client, and is currently only supported with Linux clients,
we're working on also adding support for USB-redirection to the
windows builds of spice-gtk & remote-viewer.

You may want to first play a bit with this using Fedora-16 host +
client to see how all the bits fit together, a quick start for
Fedora-16 is here:



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