Jack Moore

Email: jack(at)jmoore53.com
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Passing USB from Host to VM in Proxmox

15 May 2021 » system configuration, sysadmin, eBPF

I needed a way to have all my media on the media server. I was able to do this by adding a usb to one of the servers then passing in the USB from the host server to the guest VM. This was pretty straight forward. The device was a Western Digital.

lsusb | grep WD

The result is

Bus 002 Device 013: ID 058f:6387 Western Digital (WD)

Assign it to the VM by:

qm set 804 -usb0 host=058f:6387,usb3=yes

Now the one thing I noticed I had to do before shutting down and starting the VM again was ensure the usb3 was clicked. I guess this was because both devices only supported usb3.

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