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Note this hook should not be used ever since 3.6 since the passthrough support for USB was implemented natively as part of hostdev-passthrough
Do not use this hook!

hostusb adds host’s usb device/s to VM. This hook is useful for VMs that need to access USB devices attached to the hypervisor host, most commonly HASP plugs

VM XML changes:

<hostdev mode='subsystem' type='usb'>
  <vendor id='0x1234'/>
  <product id='0xbeef'/>



This maps to:


Note: The VM must be pinned to host and this hook will fail any migration attempt.

Host attached USB devices can be viewed with lsusb

N.B.: link to binary file is dead 2014 05 13