I've got a Dell PowerEdge T310 box with a Server 2008 R2 VM on it. I'm trying to configure pass through on it for the USB ports on the box, and I can't get it to work.
In VMSphere, I go to the configuration screen to mark devices for passthrough and mark both USB Host controllers that are listed. When I click on those, the tool tip at the bottom says "This device is passthrough capable but not running in passthrough mode." So I check the box and it tells me I must reboot. So I shut down the VM, then reboot the box. When I get back to this screen, it's exactly the same as it was before and the device(s) are still not enabled for passthrough, even after a reboot.
I found another article here about enabling an xhci module through SSH. I used Putty and got logged in to the machine successfully. I attempted to run the commands as instructed, and I get an "unknown module name" message, so I'm not sure how to proceed.
I'm pretty green at this stuff, but I'm good at following instructions. 😜 Can anyone help with how to proceed?