We are attempting to use a Huawei USB Modem for one of our virtual servers, running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, on a HP Proliant DL 380 G7 running VMWare ESXi, 5.1.0, 1065491.
The USB Device only attaches as a SCSI device, despite having followed the guidelines outlined in this link VMware KB: USB support in ESXi/ESX 4.1 and ESXi 5.x .
We are only able to add the USB Controller, but the USB Device is not available, but searching for it under the SCSI devices, it appears as CD / DVD HUAWEI device, which is the route we took, and after adding it, the exe does launch under Drive E, but executing it returns the error message NSIS Error with the additional information that "Installer integrity check has failed. ........ " and the link http://nsis.sf.net/NSIS_Error
The problem I think emanates from the USB Device not being able to get added as a USB Device, like it would on a laptop.
Kindly assist on getting the USB Device to get added as a USB Device to this vm server.
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please follow below steps hope that will resolve your problem.
If you have huawei or zte usb modem - and cannot connect it to vmware -follow next steps
1 install modem software and drivers on real computer .
2 install modem software and drivers on virtual machine via mapping scsi cdrom .!!!!!( do it obligatorily).(ну и слово блин ...)
3 connect modem to real computer ,install modem software and drivers , open hardware by right click in "computer", open com and lpt ports . remember com port -which usb modem is connected.
4 open hyperterminal or putty, connect to port which modem installed and type this command AT^SETPORT="A1,A2;1,2,3," - this command set you modem in "modem only" mode
if you have a huawei modem e402(same with me) or newer, this command IS NOT WORKING . you need type command AT^SETPORT="FF;1,2"
4 unplug your modem, wait few seconds and plug it to vmware esxi . wmware detect it as on screenshot
if you carefully read step 2 you'r modem will be detecting automatically.
5 PS. ZTE modems have another AT command system with HUAWEI- to switch ZTE in "modem only" mode you need to type this commands AT%USBMODEM=0
if you modem say error and can't switch to modem mode - type this commands
unplug, wait, plug to esxi
vmware will be recognize you modem as on screenshot
give me screenshot of you com\lpt devices
2014-02-26 18:35 GMT+04:00 nfserd <email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>:
Huawei USB Modem on an ESXi 5 Host attaches as a SCSI device and returns NSIS error on intallation
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can you run step1 ?- install modem software and drivers on real computer .?
i can\t see modem device\s on you computer/
first, you need install software and drivers of your modem on real computer..
after installing drivers you hardware seems like this
look for com3 and com4 ports, com1 and com2 is standart motherboard bios ports