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Huawei E8372 LTE with ESXi 7.0

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I would like to connect a Huawei E8372 LTE + 3G data stick to a HPE ProLiant DL360 GEN9 host (ESXi 7.0 is installed) and share it to a VM, that the VM can use the LTE connection for the internet.

[root@esx02:~] lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0e0f:8003 VMware, Inc. Root Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0e0f:8002 VMware, Inc. Root Hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0e0f:8002 VMware, Inc. Root Hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0e0f:8001 VMware, Inc. Root Hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:2660 Standard Microsystems Corp. Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:800a Intel Corp.
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 8087:8002 Intel Corp.
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 12d1:1f01 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E353/E3131 (Mass storage mode)
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 03f0:0f51 HP, Inc

This is displayed in the console, but as "Mass storage mode".

Does anyone have experience how I can switch this to modem mode under ESXi? Unfortunately there is no usb-modeswitch command.

Finally, I just want to share the LTE modem with a VM. Or can someone tell me a USB LTE Modem that works for sure?

Thank you and best regards

 

Now I have tested it with a Huawei E3372-320. It is not recognized in mass storage mode, but it disconnects from the host every few seconds. Thus, an assignment is not possible. Does anyone have an idea why?

[root@localhost:~] lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0e0f:8003 VMware, Inc. Root Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0e0f:8002 VMware, Inc. Root Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0438:7900 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Root Hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 12d1:1f01 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E353/E3131 (Mass storage mode)
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 12d1:14db Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E353/E3131
[root@localhost:~] lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0e0f:8003 VMware, Inc. Root Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0e0f:8002 VMware, Inc. Root Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0438:7900 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Root Hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 12d1:1f01 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E353/E3131 (Mass storage mode)
[root@localhost:~] lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0e0f:8003 VMware, Inc. Root Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0e0f:8002 VMware, Inc. Root Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0438:7900 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Root Hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 12d1:1f01 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E353/E3131 (Mass storage mode)
[root@localhost:~]

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Now I have tested it with a Huawei E3372-320.

It is not recognized in mass storage mode, but it disconnects from the ESXi host every few seconds. Thus, an assignment is not possible. Does anyone have an idea why?

 

[root@localhost:~] lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0e0f:8003 VMware, Inc. Root Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0e0f:8002 VMware, Inc. Root Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0438:7900 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Root Hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 12d1:1f01 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E353/E3131 (Mass storage mode)
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 12d1:14db Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E353/E3131
[root@localhost:~] lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0e0f:8003 VMware, Inc. Root Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0e0f:8002 VMware, Inc. Root Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0438:7900 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Root Hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 12d1:1f01 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E353/E3131 (Mass storage mode)
[root@localhost:~] lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0e0f:8003 VMware, Inc. Root Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0e0f:8002 VMware, Inc. Root Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0438:7900 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Root Hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 12d1:1f01 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E353/E3131 (Mass storage mode)
[root@localhost:~] lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0e0f:8003 VMware, Inc. Root Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0e0f:8002 VMware, Inc. Root Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0438:7900 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Root Hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 12d1:1f01 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E353/E3131 (Mass storage mode)
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 12d1:14db Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E353/E3131
[root@localhost:~] lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0e0f:8003 VMware, Inc. Root Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0e0f:8002 VMware, Inc. Root Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0438:7900 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Root Hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 12d1:1f01 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E353/E3131 (Mass storage mode)
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 12d1:14db Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E353/E3131
[root@localhost:~]
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