How to Create a USB Filter for a Known Device in Virtual Box (Doc ID 1366560.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 09, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle VM VirtualBox - Version 4.1 to 4.3 [Release 4.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 21-Aug-2013***
***Checked for relevance on 09-Jan-2015***

Goal

The VirtualBox administrator would like to install and configure a solution that implements multiple VirtualBox Guests on a host machine.  The guest applications are using USB license dongles, devices which may or may not be physically attached to the host system when running the script to create/configure the guest machines.

In order to prevent guest machines from interacting with the incorrect license dongle, the VirtualBox Administrator may implement USB filters--even if the device is not connected--so long as the name of the USB device is already known.

Solution

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