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6.5 hypervisor 2012 R2 VM -> USB Relay Device?

I have a Dell T320 running Server 2012 R2 Standard which is a server for a factory.  I've written their ERP including program and driver which sends a signal to a USB port that feeds a relay to ring the shift/break buzzers.  I would like to run this server under ESXi 6.5.  Can I assign a USB port to a 2012 R2 VM running in the 6.5 hypervisor, and have it function as it does now?

Thanks! 

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You "may" be able to setup the usb to passthrough to the vm, but since its something that looks like you designed it might nto work.  Try looking at this site for an example

http://www.vbrain.info/2014/07/29/how-to-add-an-esxi-connected-usb-device-to-a-vm/

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Perfect!  I'll give it a try.  I would THINK it would work.  I'll give it a shot.  Thanks!

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