Physical hardware connected to a physical host machine via USB or other methods can be granted pass-through access to connect to guest virtual machines and use guest-native drivers. Printers can be shared with guests using a virtual printer system, allowing multiple guests, and the host, to use the printer simultaneously.
- [Voiceover] In addition to using virtual hardware,…such as memory, hard drives, and processors,…VMware Fusion allows you to take physical hardware…that you attach to your computer,…like USB devices and webcams,…and use them with your guest virtual machine.…In addition, you can use a specialized…printer-sharing feature to connect host printers…to virtual machines.…Connecting USB devices or using webcams…to your virtual machine authorizes the guest…to have control of the device,…removing the connection to the host.…
To do this, you'll access the various devices…that are detected by VMware, and connect them.…In the VM here, I'm running Windows 7.…I'm gonna go ahead and open up the Settings area.…And you'll that I have a USB and Bluetooth section.…Inside of this, any USB devices that are currently…connected to my device are gonna be displayed here.…To add a webcam, you need to use a different path.…I have attached a webcam to this particular host computer.…To add that, click Add Device,…and then select Camera, and click Add.…
- Installing VMware Fusion 8
- Setting up virtual machines
- Setting up a custom virtual machine
- Setting up file sharing
- Managing virtual snapshots