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posted by Rob LaRose  on July 9, 2015, 4:20 p.m. (1 year, 10 months, 15 days ago)
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Hi folks,
There have been a few threads about USB license dongles on virtual license servers.  Were trying that now w/ PFTrack and VMWare, but the host doesnt seem to see the dongle.
Anyone got any tips they can share?  Pixelfarm is time-shifted so we wont be able to talk to them for a bit.
Rob

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Response from Jimmy Christensen @ March 30, 2017, 6:45 a.m.
We've also dockerised all our license servers except a few. I haven't tried will a sentinel dongle but it works great with a chaosgroup dongle.
- Jimmy
On Mar 30, 2017 09:56, "Johannes Amorosa" <johannesa@celluloid-vfx.com> wrote:

We dockerized the houdini sesinetd, yesterday and everything seems to work. Does anyone have experience
doing the same with a sentinel dongle on docker - my first not excessive try month ago failed.


On 15.02.2017 11:52, Oliver Timm wrote:
I have used this one too with pretty decent levels of success via vmWare,
https://www.digi.com/products/usb-and-serial-connectivity/usb-over-ip-hubs/anywhereusb


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From: Michael Stein <steinomyte@gmail.com>
Subject: [SSA-Discuss] Current state of "Linux on Windows"
Date: 14 February 2017 5:35:17 am AEDT
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Hi Hivemind!
I've got a client who is transitioning their pipelines from OSX to Windows 10. I looked in the archives and saw an old conversation regarding Bash/Ubuntu on Windows, but what's the current thinking/state of the art in terms of being able to handle environment vars, linux shell commands, etc. under Windows? Is it still cygwin, or does Ubuntu under Windows 10 handle enough now? Or is there something else?
I know this is a question with potentially a lot of details in the final answer, but any pointers in the right direction greatly appreciated.
thanks, stein


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Subject: Re: [SSA-Discuss] Current state of "Linux on Windows"
Date: 14 February 2017 6:11:13 am AEDT
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Just ran across the following a couple of days ago:

http://www.howtogeek.com/285082/how-to-run-windows-programs-from-windows-10s-bash-shell/

So apparently you can now run Windows binaries from the built-in Bash environment (which you couldn't in the initial incarnation). We're currently using GitBash to run our stuff, but it would be better if it would work on something that's more-or-less OS native.

JF



On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 10:35 AM, Michael Stein <steinomyte@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Hivemind!
I've got a client who is transitioning their pipelines from OSX to Windows 10. I looked in the archives and saw an old conversation regarding Bash/Ubuntu on Windows, but what's the current thinking/state of the art in terms of being able to handle environment vars, linux shell commands, etc. under Windows? Is it still cygwin, or does Ubuntu under Windows 10 handle enough now? Or is there something else?
I know this is a question with potentially a lot of details in the final answer, but any pointers in the right direction greatly appreciated.
thanks, stein
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From: Erik Johansson <erik.johansson@fido.se>
Subject: Re: [SSA-Discuss] USB license dongle on VMWare
Date: 14 February 2017 8:31:41 pm AEDT
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Anyone had any more luck getting this going? Or is it simply not possible?
It seems our machine found it once but then decided to never do it again
On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 8:24 PM, Dan Young <dyoung@tippett.com> wrote:
I was hoping this would be a thing like has been mentioned here before, but one that works with linux.

Je suis disappoint.

On 07/10/2015 10:39 AM, Todd Smith wrote:
OoOO works on Linux too ... may have to invest in this one.
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You can try using an IP based USB-server if you have another machine that can be the host of the USB device. I'm using Fabula Tech USB over Network to allow an old Kantech access-card system to be managed from a VM.


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Anyone had any more luck getting this going? Or is it simply not possible? It seems our machine found it once but then decided to never do it again On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 8:24 PM, Dan Young <dyoung@tippett.com> wrote:
I was hoping this would be a thing like has been mentioned here before, but one that works with linux. Je suis disappoint. On 07/10/2015 10:39 AM, Todd Smith wrote:
OoOO works on Linux too ... may have to invest in this one. Todd Smith Head of Information Technology soho vfx| 99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8 office:(416) 516-7863fax:(416) 516-9682web:sohovfx.com
You can try using an IP based USB-server if you have another machine that can be the host of the USB device. I'm using Fabula Tech USB over Network to allow an old Kantech access-card system to be managed from a VM. To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
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From: julian firminger <justdigitalfilm@gmail.com> Subject: Re: [SSA-Discuss] USB license dongle on VMWare Date: 14 February 2017 8:50:21 pm AEDT To: studiosysadmins-discuss@studiosysadmins.com Reply-To: studiosysadmins-discuss@studiosysadmins.com Apparently that thing has no linux support. FYI.

Julian Firminger

Snr. Systems Administrator, - Attempted Full-Stack EngineerUnited Broadcast FacilitiesAmsterdam, The Netherlands On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 10:40 AM, Mike Owen <mjnowen@gmail.com> wrote:
Although a costly solution, I can recommend these as working very well with all known license dongles in the industry, including PFTrack:https://www.digi.com/products/usb-and-serial-connectivity/usb-over-ip-hubs/anywhereusb We used vmware vSphere running VM's which connected to the above hubs. I had 2 of the rack mount version which has redundant power and nics, in a mesh. I'm still saddened that usb license dongles are still a 'thing' in 2017. Oh well. :( On 14 February 2017 at 09:31, Erik Johansson <erik.johansson@fido.se> wrote:
Anyone had any more luck getting this going? Or is it simply not possible? It seems our machine found it once but then decided to never do it again On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 8:24 PM, Dan Young <dyoung@tippett.com> wrote:
I was hoping this would be a thing like has been mentioned here before, but one that works with linux. Je suis disappoint. On 07/10/2015 10:39 AM, Todd Smith wrote:
OoOO works on Linux too ... may have to invest in this one. Todd Smith Head of Information Technology soho vfx| 99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8 office:(416) 516-7863fax:(416) 516-9682web:sohovfx.com
You can try using an IP based USB-server if you have another machine that can be the host of the USB device. I'm using Fabula Tech USB over Network to allow an old Kantech access-card system to be managed from a VM. To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
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From: Brian Krusic <brian@krusic.com> Subject: Re: [SSA-Discuss] USB license dongle on VMWare Date: 15 February 2017 2:39:36 am AEDT To: studiosysadmins-discuss@studiosysadmins.com Reply-To: studiosysadmins-discuss@studiosysadmins.com Hi, Unsure if its relevant but I use KVM and various Nixs and Windows with USB dongles tied to certain VMs. Works well enough, although I have to find some time to figure out how to lock a dongle to a USB port as every time I reboot it changes. Additionally I have ZoL for replicating the over all KVM for a warm stand by approach. Again, not super smooth like VMware meshing etc but its a poor mans approach. - Brian Krusic "Fine purveyor of Squatchacoccus Squatchanosis Squatchagillus"
On Feb 14, 2017, at 1:50 AM, julian firminger <justdigitalfilm@gmail.com> wrote: Apparently that thing has no linux support. FYI.

Julian Firminger

Snr. Systems Administrator, - Attempted Full-Stack EngineerUnited Broadcast FacilitiesAmsterdam, The Netherlands On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 10:40 AM, Mike Owen <mjnowen@gmail.com> wrote:
Although a costly solution, I can recommend these as working very well with all known license dongles in the industry, including PFTrack:https://www.digi.com/products/usb-and-serial-connectivity/usb-over-ip-hubs/anywhereusb We used vmware vSphere running VM's which connected to the above hubs. I had 2 of the rack mount version which has redundant power and nics, in a mesh. I'm still saddened that usb license dongles are still a 'thing' in 2017. Oh well. :( On 14 February 2017 at 09:31, Erik Johansson <erik.johansson@fido.se> wrote:
Anyone had any more luck getting this going? Or is it simply not possible? It seems our machine found it once but then decided to never do it again On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 8:24 PM, Dan Young <dyoung@tippett.com> wrote:
I was hoping this would be a thing like has been mentioned here before, but one that works with linux. Je suis disappoint. On 07/10/2015 10:39 AM, Todd Smith wrote:
OoOO works on Linux too ... may have to invest in this one. Todd Smith Head of Information Technology soho vfx| 99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8 office:(416) 516-7863fax:(416) 516-9682web:sohovfx.com
You can try using an IP based USB-server if you have another machine that can be the host of the USB device. I'm using Fabula Tech USB over Network to allow an old Kantech access-card system to be managed from a VM. To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
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Response from Johannes Amorosa @ March 30, 2017, 4 a.m.

We dockerized the houdini sesinetd, yesterday and everything seems to work. Does anyone have experience
doing the same with a sentinel dongle on docker - my first not excessive try month ago failed.


On 15.02.2017 11:52, Oliver Timm wrote:
I have used this one too with pretty decent levels of success via vmWare,
https://www.digi.com/products/usb-and-serial-connectivity/usb-over-ip-hubs/anywhereusb


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From: Michael Stein <steinomyte@gmail.com>
Subject: [SSA-Discuss] Current state of "Linux on Windows"
Date: 14 February 2017 5:35:17 am AEDT
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Hi Hivemind!
I've got a client who is transitioning their pipelines from OSX to Windows 10. I looked in the archives and saw an old conversation regarding Bash/Ubuntu on Windows, but what's the current thinking/state of the art in terms of being able to handle environment vars, linux shell commands, etc. under Windows? Is it still cygwin, or does Ubuntu under Windows 10 handle enough now? Or is there something else?
I know this is a question with potentially a lot of details in the final answer, but any pointers in the right direction greatly appreciated.
thanks, stein


From: Jean-Francois Panisset <panisset@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [SSA-Discuss] Current state of "Linux on Windows"
Date: 14 February 2017 6:11:13 am AEDT
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Just ran across the following a couple of days ago:

http://www.howtogeek.com/285082/how-to-run-windows-programs-from-windows-10s-bash-shell/

So apparently you can now run Windows binaries from the built-in Bash environment (which you couldn't in the initial incarnation). We're currently using GitBash to run our stuff, but it would be better if it would work on something that's more-or-less OS native.

JF



On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 10:35 AM, Michael Stein <steinomyte@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Hivemind!
I've got a client who is transitioning their pipelines from OSX to Windows 10. I looked in the archives and saw an old conversation regarding Bash/Ubuntu on Windows, but what's the current thinking/state of the art in terms of being able to handle environment vars, linux shell commands, etc. under Windows? Is it still cygwin, or does Ubuntu under Windows 10 handle enough now? Or is there something else?
I know this is a question with potentially a lot of details in the final answer, but any pointers in the right direction greatly appreciated.
thanks, stein
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Subject: [SSA-Discuss] NAB codes
Date: 14 February 2017 6:31:45 am AEDT
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Who's got a good one?

I don't want some vendors name on my badge, yet I also do not want to pay....

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From: Erik Johansson <erik.johansson@fido.se>
Subject: Re: [SSA-Discuss] USB license dongle on VMWare
Date: 14 February 2017 8:31:41 pm AEDT
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Anyone had any more luck getting this going? Or is it simply not possible?
It seems our machine found it once but then decided to never do it again
On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 8:24 PM, Dan Young <dyoung@tippett.com> wrote:
I was hoping this would be a thing like has been mentioned here before, but one that works with linux.

Je suis disappoint.

On 07/10/2015 10:39 AM, Todd Smith wrote:
OoOO works on Linux too ... may have to invest in this one.
Todd Smith Head of Information Technology
soho vfx| 99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8 office:(416) 516-7863fax:(416) 516-9682web:sohovfx.com

You can try using an IP based USB-server if you have another machine that can be the host of the USB device. I'm using Fabula Tech USB over Network to allow an old Kantech access-card system to be managed from a VM.


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Anyone had any more luck getting this going? Or is it simply not possible? It seems our machine found it once but then decided to never do it again On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 8:24 PM, Dan Young <dyoung@tippett.com> wrote:
I was hoping this would be a thing like has been mentioned here before, but one that works with linux. Je suis disappoint. On 07/10/2015 10:39 AM, Todd Smith wrote:
OoOO works on Linux too ... may have to invest in this one. Todd Smith Head of Information Technology soho vfx| 99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8 office:(416) 516-7863fax:(416) 516-9682web:sohovfx.com
You can try using an IP based USB-server if you have another machine that can be the host of the USB device. I'm using Fabula Tech USB over Network to allow an old Kantech access-card system to be managed from a VM. To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
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From: julian firminger <justdigitalfilm@gmail.com> Subject: Re: [SSA-Discuss] USB license dongle on VMWare Date: 14 February 2017 8:50:21 pm AEDT To: studiosysadmins-discuss@studiosysadmins.com Reply-To: studiosysadmins-discuss@studiosysadmins.com Apparently that thing has no linux support. FYI.

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Snr. Systems Administrator, - Attempted Full-Stack EngineerUnited Broadcast FacilitiesAmsterdam, The Netherlands On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 10:40 AM, Mike Owen <mjnowen@gmail.com> wrote:
Although a costly solution, I can recommend these as working very well with all known license dongles in the industry, including PFTrack:https://www.digi.com/products/usb-and-serial-connectivity/usb-over-ip-hubs/anywhereusb We used vmware vSphere running VM's which connected to the above hubs. I had 2 of the rack mount version which has redundant power and nics, in a mesh. I'm still saddened that usb license dongles are still a 'thing' in 2017. Oh well. :( On 14 February 2017 at 09:31, Erik Johansson <erik.johansson@fido.se> wrote:
Anyone had any more luck getting this going? Or is it simply not possible? It seems our machine found it once but then decided to never do it again On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 8:24 PM, Dan Young <dyoung@tippett.com> wrote:
I was hoping this would be a thing like has been mentioned here before, but one that works with linux. Je suis disappoint. On 07/10/2015 10:39 AM, Todd Smith wrote:
OoOO works on Linux too ... may have to invest in this one. Todd Smith Head of Information Technology soho vfx| 99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8 office:(416) 516-7863fax:(416) 516-9682web:sohovfx.com
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From: Brian Krusic <brian@krusic.com> Subject: Re: [SSA-Discuss] USB license dongle on VMWare Date: 15 February 2017 2:39:36 am AEDT To: studiosysadmins-discuss@studiosysadmins.com Reply-To: studiosysadmins-discuss@studiosysadmins.com Hi, Unsure if its relevant but I use KVM and various Nixs and Windows with USB dongles tied to certain VMs. Works well enough, although I have to find some time to figure out how to lock a dongle to a USB port as every time I reboot it changes. Additionally I have ZoL for replicating the over all KVM for a warm stand by approach. Again, not super smooth like VMware meshing etc but its a poor mans approach. - Brian Krusic "Fine purveyor of Squatchacoccus Squatchanosis Squatchagillus"
On Feb 14, 2017, at 1:50 AM, julian firminger <justdigitalfilm@gmail.com> wrote: Apparently that thing has no linux support. FYI.

Julian Firminger

Snr. Systems Administrator, - Attempted Full-Stack EngineerUnited Broadcast FacilitiesAmsterdam, The Netherlands On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 10:40 AM, Mike Owen <mjnowen@gmail.com> wrote:
Although a costly solution, I can recommend these as working very well with all known license dongles in the industry, including PFTrack:https://www.digi.com/products/usb-and-serial-connectivity/usb-over-ip-hubs/anywhereusb We used vmware vSphere running VM's which connected to the above hubs. I had 2 of the rack mount version which has redundant power and nics, in a mesh. I'm still saddened that usb license dongles are still a 'thing' in 2017. Oh well. :( On 14 February 2017 at 09:31, Erik Johansson <erik.johansson@fido.se> wrote:
Anyone had any more luck getting this going? Or is it simply not possible? It seems our machine found it once but then decided to never do it again On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 8:24 PM, Dan Young <dyoung@tippett.com> wrote:
I was hoping this would be a thing like has been mentioned here before, but one that works with linux. Je suis disappoint. On 07/10/2015 10:39 AM, Todd Smith wrote:
OoOO works on Linux too ... may have to invest in this one. Todd Smith Head of Information Technology soho vfx| 99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8 office:(416) 516-7863fax:(416) 516-9682web:sohovfx.com
You can try using an IP based USB-server if you have another machine that can be the host of the USB device. I'm using Fabula Tech USB over Network to allow an old Kantech access-card system to be managed from a VM. To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
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Response from Todd Smith @ Feb. 15, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Supported list as of now:
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1021345
The PFtrack dongle we are using is a SuperPro, but the color is turquoise, not grey, and is still not in the supported devices list.
Historically the dongle has been in use since PF went to cloud licensing.  If you have an isolated production network, then cloud licensing is a real PITA and this dongle is their solution to that issue.
Todd SmithHead of Information Technology
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I feel I missed my main issue. Has anyone got got the pftrack dongle working in vmware?
Checking the supported list link from earlier the ID of the safenet dongle is supported but not working 
VRay which is our only other dongle at the moment works fine in the virtual host (and they will still scrap this dongle shit anyways) so setting up a special solution for just pftrack seems insane. 
I read that pftrack scrapped the dongle for later versions of pftrack but we still wan't to run 
our pfmatchit licenses that don't get any updates.
Cheers,Erik

On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 10:04 PM, Rob LaRose <rlarose@rockpaperscissors.com> wrote:
It looks like they do have smaller versions of the box, too -- for fewer USB devices & less $$$
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On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 3:36 PM, Michael Oliver <mcoliver@gmail.com> wrote:
Nice one JF!  I would expect nothing less at that $2k price point
On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 12:03 PM, Brian Krusic <brian@krusic.com> wrote:
Hi,
You should see mine, lots of tiny labels.
Some are obscured by others due to positioning etc
At least this thing lines up horizontally.  Nice find man.
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On Feb 14, 2017, at 11:59 AM, Jean-Francois Panisset <panisset@gmail.com> wrote:
Well, as cool as a box in which you plug USB dongles can be... But it does have dual PSUs and dual network interfaces, so even though the dongle itself remains a SPOF, hopefully the dongle server isn't what's going to fail.

It may be a small thing, but in the web UI for the box you can actually name the ports in which the dongles are plugged in, which is better than the typical case of having a bunch of anonymous 10 year old dongles plugged into the back of a old server, and no one remembers what dongle serves what application...

JF


On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 11:10 AM, Brian Krusic <brian@krusic.com> wrote:
Hi,
Wow that thing looks cool, thanks JF.
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On Feb 14, 2017, at 10:02 AM, Jean-Francois Panisset <panisset@gmail.com> wrote:
I purchased one of these:

https://www.seh-technology.com/products/usb-dongle-server/myutn-800.html

So far works fine, supports Windows, Mac and Linux. Was able to use it to connect dongles to a CentOS 6 VM license server running on a Hyper-V cluster.

JF


On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 8:26 AM, Mike Owen <mjnowen@gmail.com> wrote:
Just to clarify my previous reply. Win OS was used to allow the AnywhereUSB to work.

On 14 February 2017 at 16:26, Todd Smith <todd@sohovfx.com> wrote:
VMware doesn't support the dongle I was looking at.  None of the USB over IP doodads support Linux.


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Anyone had any more luck getting this going? Or is it simply not possible?
It seems our machine found it once but then decided to never do it again
On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 8:24 PM, Dan Young <dyoung@tippett.com> wrote:
I was hoping this would be a thing like has been mentioned here before, but one that works with linux.

Je suis disappoint.

On 07/10/2015 10:39 AM, Todd Smith wrote:
OoOO works on Linux too ... may have to invest in this one.
Todd Smith Head of Information Technology
soho vfx |  99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8 office: (416) 516-7863 fax: (416) 516-9682 web: sohovfx.com

You can try using an IP based USB-server if you have another machine that can be the host of the USB device.  I'm using Fabula Tech USB over Network to allow an old Kantech access-card system to be managed from a VM.


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Response from Oliver Timm @ Feb. 15, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
I have used this one too with pretty decent levels of success via vmWare, 
https://www.digi.com/products/usb-and-serial-connectivity/usb-over-ip-hubs/anywhereusb


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From: Michael Stein <steinomyte@gmail.com>
Subject: [SSA-Discuss] Current state of "Linux on Windows"
Date: 14 February 2017 5:35:17 am AEDT
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Hi Hivemind!
I've got a client who is transitioning their pipelines from OSX to Windows 10. I looked in the archives and saw an old conversation regarding Bash/Ubuntu on Windows, but what's the current thinking/state of the art in terms of being able to handle environment vars, linux shell commands, etc. under Windows? Is it still cygwin, or does Ubuntu under Windows 10 handle enough now? Or is there something else?
I know this is a question with potentially a lot of details in the final answer, but any pointers in the right direction greatly appreciated.
thanks,stein


From: Jean-Francois Panisset <panisset@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [SSA-Discuss] Current state of "Linux on Windows"
Date: 14 February 2017 6:11:13 am AEDT
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Just ran across the following a couple of days ago:

http://www.howtogeek.com/285082/how-to-run-windows-programs-from-windows-10s-bash-shell/

So apparently you can now run Windows binaries from the built-in Bash environment (which you couldn't in the initial incarnation). We're currently using GitBash to run our stuff, but it would be better if it would work on something that's more-or-less OS native.

JF



On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 10:35 AM, Michael Stein <steinomyte@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Hivemind!
I've got a client who is transitioning their pipelines from OSX to Windows 10. I looked in the archives and saw an old conversation regarding Bash/Ubuntu on Windows, but what's the current thinking/state of the art in terms of being able to handle environment vars, linux shell commands, etc. under Windows? Is it still cygwin, or does Ubuntu under Windows 10 handle enough now? Or is there something else?
I know this is a question with potentially a lot of details in the final answer, but any pointers in the right direction greatly appreciated.
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From: Erik Johansson <erik.johansson@fido.se>
Subject: Re: [SSA-Discuss] USB license dongle on VMWare
Date: 14 February 2017 8:31:41 pm AEDT
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Anyone had any more luck getting this going? Or is it simply not possible?
It seems our machine found it once but then decided to never do it again
On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 8:24 PM, Dan Young <dyoung@tippett.com> wrote:
I was hoping this would be a thing like has been mentioned here before, but one that works with linux.

Je suis disappoint.

On 07/10/2015 10:39 AM, Todd Smith wrote:
OoOO works on Linux too ... may have to invest in this one.
Todd Smith Head of Information Technology
soho vfx |  99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8 office: (416) 516-7863 fax: (416) 516-9682 web: sohovfx.com

You can try using an IP based USB-server if you have another machine that can be the host of the USB device.  I'm using Fabula Tech USB over Network to allow an old Kantech access-card system to be managed from a VM.


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From: Mike Owen <mjnowen@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [SSA-Discuss] USB license dongle on VMWare
Date: 14 February 2017 8:40:59 pm AEDT
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Although a costly solution, I can recommend these as working very well with all known license dongles in the industry, including PFTrack:https://www.digi.com/products/usb-and-serial-connectivity/usb-over-ip-hubs/anywhereusb

We used vmware vSphere running VM's which connected to the above hubs.
I had 2 of the rack mount version which has redundant power and nics, in a mesh.
I'm still saddened that usb license dongles are still a 'thing' in 2017. Oh well. :(
On 14 February 2017 at 09:31, Erik Johansson <erik.johansson@fido.se> wrote:
Anyone had any more luck getting this going? Or is it simply not possible?
It seems our machine found it once but then decided to never do it again
On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 8:24 PM, Dan Young <dyoung@tippett.com> wrote:
I was hoping this would be a thing like has been mentioned here before, but one that works with linux.

Je suis disappoint.

On 07/10/2015 10:39 AM, Todd Smith wrote:
OoOO works on Linux too ... may have to invest in this one.
Todd Smith Head of Information Technology
soho vfx |  99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8 office: (416) 516-7863 fax: (416) 516-9682 web: sohovfx.com

You can try using an IP based USB-server if you have another machine that can be the host of the USB device.  I'm using Fabula Tech USB over Network to allow an old Kantech access-card system to be managed from a VM.


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From: julian firminger <justdigitalfilm@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [SSA-Discuss] USB license dongle on VMWare
Date: 14 February 2017 8:50:21 pm AEDT
To: studiosysadmins-discuss@studiosysadmins.com
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Apparently that thing has no linux support. FYI.


Julian Firminger

Snr. Systems Administrator, - Attempted Full-Stack EngineerUnited Broadcast FacilitiesAmsterdam, The Netherlands

On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 10:40 AM, Mike Owen <mjnowen@gmail.com> wrote:
Although a costly solution, I can recommend these as working very well with all known license dongles in the industry, including PFTrack:https://www.digi.com/products/usb-and-serial-connectivity/usb-over-ip-hubs/anywhereusb

We used vmware vSphere running VM's which connected to the above hubs.
I had 2 of the rack mount version which has redundant power and nics, in a mesh.
I'm still saddened that usb license dongles are still a 'thing' in 2017. Oh well. :(
On 14 February 2017 at 09:31, Erik Johansson <erik.johansson@fido.se> wrote:
Anyone had any more luck getting this going? Or is it simply not possible?
It seems our machine found it once but then decided to never do it again
On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 8:24 PM, Dan Young <dyoung@tippett.com> wrote:
I was hoping this would be a thing like has been mentioned here before, but one that works with linux.

Je suis disappoint.

On 07/10/2015 10:39 AM, Todd Smith wrote:
OoOO works on Linux too ... may have to invest in this one.
Todd Smith Head of Information Technology
soho vfx |  99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8 office: (416) 516-7863 fax: (416) 516-9682 web: sohovfx.com

You can try using an IP based USB-server if you have another machine that can be the host of the USB device.  I'm using Fabula Tech USB over Network to allow an old Kantech access-card system to be managed from a VM.


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From: Brian Krusic <brian@krusic.com>
Subject: Re: [SSA-Discuss] USB license dongle on VMWare
Date: 15 February 2017 2:39:36 am AEDT
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Hi,
Unsure if its relevant but I use KVM and various Nixs and Windows with USB dongles tied to certain VMs.
Works well enough, although I have to find some time to figure out how to lock a dongle to a USB port as every time I reboot it changes.
Additionally I have ZoL for replicating the over all KVM for a warm stand by approach.
Again, not super smooth like VMware meshing etc but its a poor mans approach.

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On Feb 14, 2017, at 1:50 AM, julian firminger <justdigitalfilm@gmail.com> wrote:
Apparently that thing has no linux support. FYI.


Julian Firminger

Snr. Systems Administrator, - Attempted Full-Stack EngineerUnited Broadcast FacilitiesAmsterdam, The Netherlands

On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 10:40 AM, Mike Owen <mjnowen@gmail.com> wrote:
Although a costly solution, I can recommend these as working very well with all known license dongles in the industry, including PFTrack:https://www.digi.com/products/usb-and-serial-connectivity/usb-over-ip-hubs/anywhereusb

We used vmware vSphere running VM's which connected to the above hubs.
I had 2 of the rack mount version which has redundant power and nics, in a mesh.
I'm still saddened that usb license dongles are still a 'thing' in 2017. Oh well. :(
On 14 February 2017 at 09:31, Erik Johansson <erik.johansson@fido.se> wrote:
Anyone had any more luck getting this going? Or is it simply not possible?
It seems our machine found it once but then decided to never do it again
On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 8:24 PM, Dan Young <dyoung@tippett.com> wrote:
I was hoping this would be a thing like has been mentioned here before, but one that works with linux.

Je suis disappoint.

On 07/10/2015 10:39 AM, Todd Smith wrote:
OoOO works on Linux too ... may have to invest in this one.
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Response from Erik Johansson @ Feb. 14, 2017, 7:50 p.m.
I feel I missed my main issue. Has anyone got got the pftrack dongle working in vmware?
Checking the supported list link from earlier the ID of the safenet dongle is supported but not working
VRay which is our only other dongle at the moment works fine in the virtual host(and they will still scrap this dongle shit anyways) so setting up a special solution for just pftrack seems insane.
I read that pftrack scrapped the dongle for later versions of pftrack but we still wan't to run
our pfmatchit licenses that don't get any updates.
Cheers,Erik

On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 10:04 PM, Rob LaRose <rlarose@rockpaperscissors.com> wrote:
It looks like they do have smaller versions of the box, too -- for fewer USB devices & less $$$
--Rob

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On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 3:36 PM, Michael Oliver <mcoliver@gmail.com> wrote:
Nice one JF! I would expect nothing less at that $2k price point
On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 12:03 PM, Brian Krusic <brian@krusic.com> wrote:
Hi,
You should see mine, lots of tiny labels.
Some are obscured by others due to positioning etc
At least this thing lines up horizontally. Nice find man.
- Brian Krusic
"Fine purveyor of Squatchacoccus Squatchanosis Squatchagillus"



On Feb 14, 2017, at 11:59 AM, Jean-Francois Panisset <panisset@gmail.com> wrote:
Well, as cool as a box in which you plug USB dongles can be... But it does have dual PSUs and dual network interfaces, so even though the dongle itself remains a SPOF, hopefully the dongle server isn't what's going to fail.

It may be a small thing, but in the web UI for the box you can actually name the ports in which the dongles are plugged in, which is better than the typical case of having a bunch of anonymous 10 year old dongles plugged into the back of a old server, and no one remembers what dongle serves what application...

JF


On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 11:10 AM, Brian Krusic <brian@krusic.com> wrote:
Hi,
Wow that thing looks cool, thanks JF.
- Brian Krusic
"Fine purveyor of Squatchacoccus Squatchanosis Squatchagillus"



On Feb 14, 2017, at 10:02 AM, Jean-Francois Panisset <panisset@gmail.com> wrote:
I purchased one of these:

https://www.seh-technology.com/products/usb-dongle-server/myutn-800.html

So far works fine, supports Windows, Mac and Linux. Was able to use it to connect dongles to a CentOS 6 VM license server running on a Hyper-V cluster.

JF


On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 8:26 AM, Mike Owen <mjnowen@gmail.com> wrote:
Just to clarify my previous reply. Win OS was used to allow the AnywhereUSB to work.

On 14 February 2017 at 16:26, Todd Smith <todd@sohovfx.com> wrote:
VMware doesn't support the dongle I was looking at. None of the USB over IP doodads support Linux.


Todd SmithHead of Information Technology
soho vfx|99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8office:(416) 516-7863fax:(416) 516-9682web:sohovfx.com

Anyone had any more luck getting this going? Or is it simply not possible?
It seems our machine found it once but then decided to never do it again
On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 8:24 PM, Dan Young <dyoung@tippett.com> wrote:
I was hoping this would be a thing like has been mentioned here before, but one that works with linux.

Je suis disappoint.

On 07/10/2015 10:39 AM, Todd Smith wrote:
OoOO works on Linux too ... may have to invest in this one.
Todd Smith Head of Information Technology
soho vfx| 99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8 office:(416) 516-7863fax:(416) 516-9682web:sohovfx.com

You can try using an IP based USB-server if you have another machine that can be the host of the USB device. I'm using Fabula Tech USB over Network to allow an old Kantech access-card system to be managed from a VM.


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Response from Rob LaRose @ Feb. 14, 2017, 4:10 p.m.
It looks like they do have smaller versions of the box, too -- for fewer USB devices & less $$$
--Rob

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On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 3:36 PM, Michael Oliver <mcoliver@gmail.com> wrote:
Nice one JF! I would expect nothing less at that $2k price point
On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 12:03 PM, Brian Krusic <brian@krusic.com> wrote:
Hi,
You should see mine, lots of tiny labels.
Some are obscured by others due to positioning etc
At least this thing lines up horizontally. Nice find man.
- Brian Krusic
"Fine purveyor of Squatchacoccus Squatchanosis Squatchagillus"



On Feb 14, 2017, at 11:59 AM, Jean-Francois Panisset <panisset@gmail.com> wrote:
Well, as cool as a box in which you plug USB dongles can be... But it does have dual PSUs and dual network interfaces, so even though the dongle itself remains a SPOF, hopefully the dongle server isn't what's going to fail.

It may be a small thing, but in the web UI for the box you can actually name the ports in which the dongles are plugged in, which is better than the typical case of having a bunch of anonymous 10 year old dongles plugged into the back of a old server, and no one remembers what dongle serves what application...

JF


On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 11:10 AM, Brian Krusic <brian@krusic.com> wrote:
Hi,
Wow that thing looks cool, thanks JF.
- Brian Krusic
"Fine purveyor of Squatchacoccus Squatchanosis Squatchagillus"



On Feb 14, 2017, at 10:02 AM, Jean-Francois Panisset <panisset@gmail.com> wrote:
I purchased one of these:

https://www.seh-technology.com/products/usb-dongle-server/myutn-800.html

So far works fine, supports Windows, Mac and Linux. Was able to use it to connect dongles to a CentOS 6 VM license server running on a Hyper-V cluster.

JF


On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 8:26 AM, Mike Owen <mjnowen@gmail.com> wrote:
Just to clarify my previous reply. Win OS was used to allow the AnywhereUSB to work.

On 14 February 2017 at 16:26, Todd Smith <todd@sohovfx.com> wrote:
VMware doesn't support the dongle I was looking at. None of the USB over IP doodads support Linux.


Todd SmithHead of Information Technology
soho vfx|99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8office:(416) 516-7863fax:(416) 516-9682web:sohovfx.com

Anyone had any more luck getting this going? Or is it simply not possible?
It seems our machine found it once but then decided to never do it again
On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 8:24 PM, Dan Young <dyoung@tippett.com> wrote:
I was hoping this would be a thing like has been mentioned here before, but one that works with linux.

Je suis disappoint.

On 07/10/2015 10:39 AM, Todd Smith wrote:
OoOO works on Linux too ... may have to invest in this one.
Todd Smith Head of Information Technology
soho vfx| 99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8 office:(416) 516-7863fax:(416) 516-9682web:sohovfx.com

You can try using an IP based USB-server if you have another machine that can be the host of the USB device. I'm using Fabula Tech USB over Network to allow an old Kantech access-card system to be managed from a VM.


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Response from Michael Oliver @ Feb. 14, 2017, 3:40 p.m.
Nice one JF! I would expect nothing less at that $2k price point
On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 12:03 PM, Brian Krusic <brian@krusic.com> wrote:
Hi,
You should see mine, lots of tiny labels.
Some are obscured by others due to positioning etc
At least this thing lines up horizontally. Nice find man.
- Brian Krusic
"Fine purveyor of Squatchacoccus Squatchanosis Squatchagillus"



On Feb 14, 2017, at 11:59 AM, Jean-Francois Panisset <panisset@gmail.com> wrote:
Well, as cool as a box in which you plug USB dongles can be... But it does have dual PSUs and dual network interfaces, so even though the dongle itself remains a SPOF, hopefully the dongle server isn't what's going to fail.

It may be a small thing, but in the web UI for the box you can actually name the ports in which the dongles are plugged in, which is better than the typical case of having a bunch of anonymous 10 year old dongles plugged into the back of a old server, and no one remembers what dongle serves what application...

JF


On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 11:10 AM, Brian Krusic <brian@krusic.com> wrote:
Hi,
Wow that thing looks cool, thanks JF.
- Brian Krusic
"Fine purveyor of Squatchacoccus Squatchanosis Squatchagillus"



On Feb 14, 2017, at 10:02 AM, Jean-Francois Panisset <panisset@gmail.com> wrote:
I purchased one of these:

https://www.seh-technology.com/products/usb-dongle-server/myutn-800.html

So far works fine, supports Windows, Mac and Linux. Was able to use it to connect dongles to a CentOS 6 VM license server running on a Hyper-V cluster.

JF


On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 8:26 AM, Mike Owen <mjnowen@gmail.com> wrote:
Just to clarify my previous reply. Win OS was used to allow the AnywhereUSB to work.

On 14 February 2017 at 16:26, Todd Smith <todd@sohovfx.com> wrote:
VMware doesn't support the dongle I was looking at. None of the USB over IP doodads support Linux.


Todd SmithHead of Information Technology
soho vfx|99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8office:(416) 516-7863fax:(416) 516-9682web:sohovfx.com

Anyone had any more luck getting this going? Or is it simply not possible?
It seems our machine found it once but then decided to never do it again
On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 8:24 PM, Dan Young <dyoung@tippett.com> wrote:
I was hoping this would be a thing like has been mentioned here before, but one that works with linux.

Je suis disappoint.

On 07/10/2015 10:39 AM, Todd Smith wrote:
OoOO works on Linux too ... may have to invest in this one.
Todd Smith Head of Information Technology
soho vfx| 99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8 office:(416) 516-7863fax:(416) 516-9682web:sohovfx.com

You can try using an IP based USB-server if you have another machine that can be the host of the USB device. I'm using Fabula Tech USB over Network to allow an old Kantech access-card system to be managed from a VM.


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Response from Brian Krusic @ Feb. 14, 2017, 3:05 p.m.
Hi,
You should see mine, lots of tiny labels.
Some are obscured by others due to positioning etc
At least this thing lines up horizontally.  Nice find man.
- Brian Krusic
"Fine purveyor of Squatchacoccus Squatchanosis  Squatchagillus"



On Feb 14, 2017, at 11:59 AM, Jean-Francois Panisset <panisset@gmail.com> wrote:
Well, as cool as a box in which you plug USB dongles can be... But it does have dual PSUs and dual network interfaces, so even though the dongle itself remains a SPOF, hopefully the dongle server isn't what's going to fail.

It may be a small thing, but in the web UI for the box you can actually name the ports in which the dongles are plugged in, which is better than the typical case of having a bunch of anonymous 10 year old dongles plugged into the back of a old server, and no one remembers what dongle serves what application...

JF


On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 11:10 AM, Brian Krusic <brian@krusic.com> wrote:
Hi,
Wow that thing looks cool, thanks JF.
- Brian Krusic
"Fine purveyor of Squatchacoccus Squatchanosis  Squatchagillus"



On Feb 14, 2017, at 10:02 AM, Jean-Francois Panisset <panisset@gmail.com> wrote:
I purchased one of these:

https://www.seh-technology.com/products/usb-dongle-server/myutn-800.html

So far works fine, supports Windows, Mac and Linux. Was able to use it to connect dongles to a CentOS 6 VM license server running on a Hyper-V cluster.

JF


On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 8:26 AM, Mike Owen <mjnowen@gmail.com> wrote:
Just to clarify my previous reply. Win OS was used to allow the AnywhereUSB to work.

On 14 February 2017 at 16:26, Todd Smith <todd@sohovfx.com> wrote:
VMware doesn't support the dongle I was looking at.  None of the USB over IP doodads support Linux.


Todd SmithHead of Information Technology
soho vfx | 99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8office: (416) 516-7863 fax: (416) 516-9682 web: sohovfx.com

Anyone had any more luck getting this going? Or is it simply not possible?
It seems our machine found it once but then decided to never do it again
On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 8:24 PM, Dan Young <dyoung@tippett.com> wrote:
I was hoping this would be a thing like has been mentioned here before, but one that works with linux.

Je suis disappoint.

On 07/10/2015 10:39 AM, Todd Smith wrote:
OoOO works on Linux too ... may have to invest in this one.
Todd Smith Head of Information Technology
soho vfx |  99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8 office: (416) 516-7863 fax: (416) 516-9682 web: sohovfx.com

You can try using an IP based USB-server if you have another machine that can be the host of the USB device.  I'm using Fabula Tech USB over Network to allow an old Kantech access-card system to be managed from a VM.


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Response from Jean-Francois Panisset @ Feb. 14, 2017, 3 p.m.
Well, as cool as a box in which you plug USB dongles can be... But it does have dual PSUs and dual network interfaces, so even though the dongle itself remains a SPOF, hopefully the dongle server isn't what's going to fail.

It may be a small thing, but in the web UI for the box you can actually name the ports in which the dongles are plugged in, which is better than the typical case of having a bunch of anonymous 10 year old dongles plugged into the back of a old server, and no one remembers what dongle serves what application...

JF


On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 11:10 AM, Brian Krusic <brian@krusic.com> wrote:
Hi,
Wow that thing looks cool, thanks JF.
- Brian Krusic
"Fine purveyor of Squatchacoccus Squatchanosis Squatchagillus"



On Feb 14, 2017, at 10:02 AM, Jean-Francois Panisset <panisset@gmail.com> wrote:
I purchased one of these:

https://www.seh-technology.com/products/usb-dongle-server/myutn-800.html

So far works fine, supports Windows, Mac and Linux. Was able to use it to connect dongles to a CentOS 6 VM license server running on a Hyper-V cluster.

JF


On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 8:26 AM, Mike Owen <mjnowen@gmail.com> wrote:
Just to clarify my previous reply. Win OS was used to allow the AnywhereUSB to work.

On 14 February 2017 at 16:26, Todd Smith <todd@sohovfx.com> wrote:
VMware doesn't support the dongle I was looking at. None of the USB over IP doodads support Linux.


Todd SmithHead of Information Technology
soho vfx|99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8office:(416) 516-7863fax:(416) 516-9682web:sohovfx.com

Anyone had any more luck getting this going? Or is it simply not possible?
It seems our machine found it once but then decided to never do it again
On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 8:24 PM, Dan Young <dyoung@tippett.com> wrote:
I was hoping this would be a thing like has been mentioned here before, but one that works with linux.

Je suis disappoint.

On 07/10/2015 10:39 AM, Todd Smith wrote:
OoOO works on Linux too ... may have to invest in this one.
Todd Smith Head of Information Technology
soho vfx| 99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8 office:(416) 516-7863fax:(416) 516-9682web:sohovfx.com

You can try using an IP based USB-server if you have another machine that can be the host of the USB device. I'm using Fabula Tech USB over Network to allow an old Kantech access-card system to be managed from a VM.


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Response from Brian Krusic @ Feb. 14, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
Hi,
Wow that thing looks cool, thanks JF.
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On Feb 14, 2017, at 10:02 AM, Jean-Francois Panisset <panisset@gmail.com> wrote:
I purchased one of these:

https://www.seh-technology.com/products/usb-dongle-server/myutn-800.html

So far works fine, supports Windows, Mac and Linux. Was able to use it to connect dongles to a CentOS 6 VM license server running on a Hyper-V cluster.

JF


On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 8:26 AM, Mike Owen <mjnowen@gmail.com> wrote:
Just to clarify my previous reply. Win OS was used to allow the AnywhereUSB to work.

On 14 February 2017 at 16:26, Todd Smith <todd@sohovfx.com> wrote:
VMware doesn't support the dongle I was looking at.  None of the USB over IP doodads support Linux.


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Anyone had any more luck getting this going? Or is it simply not possible?
It seems our machine found it once but then decided to never do it again
On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 8:24 PM, Dan Young <dyoung@tippett.com> wrote:
I was hoping this would be a thing like has been mentioned here before, but one that works with linux.

Je suis disappoint.

On 07/10/2015 10:39 AM, Todd Smith wrote:
OoOO works on Linux too ... may have to invest in this one.
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Response from Jean-Francois Panisset @ Feb. 14, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
I purchased one of these:

https://www.seh-technology.com/products/usb-dongle-server/myutn-800.html

So far works fine, supports Windows, Mac and Linux. Was able to use it to connect dongles to a CentOS 6 VM license server running on a Hyper-V cluster.

JF


On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 8:26 AM, Mike Owen <mjnowen@gmail.com> wrote:
Just to clarify my previous reply. Win OS was used to allow the AnywhereUSB to work.

On 14 February 2017 at 16:26, Todd Smith <todd@sohovfx.com> wrote:
VMware doesn't support the dongle I was looking at. None of the USB over IP doodads support Linux.


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Anyone had any more luck getting this going? Or is it simply not possible?
It seems our machine found it once but then decided to never do it again
On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 8:24 PM, Dan Young <dyoung@tippett.com> wrote:
I was hoping this would be a thing like has been mentioned here before, but one that works with linux.

Je suis disappoint.

On 07/10/2015 10:39 AM, Todd Smith wrote:
OoOO works on Linux too ... may have to invest in this one.
Todd Smith Head of Information Technology
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Response from Anonymous @ Feb. 14, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Just to clarify my previous reply. Win OS was used to allow the AnywhereUSB to work.

On 14 February 2017 at 16:26, Todd Smith <todd@sohovfx.com> wrote:
VMware doesn't support the dongle I was looking at. None of the USB over IP doodads support Linux.


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Anyone had any more luck getting this going? Or is it simply not possible?
It seems our machine found it once but then decided to never do it again
On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 8:24 PM, Dan Young <dyoung@tippett.com> wrote:
I was hoping this would be a thing like has been mentioned here before, but one that works with linux.

Je suis disappoint.

On 07/10/2015 10:39 AM, Todd Smith wrote:
OoOO works on Linux too ... may have to invest in this one.
Todd Smith Head of Information Technology
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Response from Todd Smith @ Feb. 14, 2017, 11:25 a.m.
VMware doesn't support the dongle I was looking at.  None of the USB over IP doodads support Linux.


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Anyone had any more luck getting this going? Or is it simply not possible?
It seems our machine found it once but then decided to never do it again
On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 8:24 PM, Dan Young <dyoung@tippett.com> wrote:
I was hoping this would be a thing like has been mentioned here before, but one that works with linux.

Je suis disappoint.

On 07/10/2015 10:39 AM, Todd Smith wrote:
OoOO works on Linux too ... may have to invest in this one.
Todd Smith Head of Information Technology
soho vfx |  99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8 office: (416) 516-7863 fax: (416) 516-9682 web: sohovfx.com

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Response from Brian Krusic @ Feb. 14, 2017, 10:40 a.m.
Hi,
Unsure if its relevant but I use KVM and various Nixs and Windows with USB dongles tied to certain VMs.
Works well enough, although I have to find some time to figure out how to lock a dongle to a USB port as every time I reboot it changes.
Additionally I have ZoL for replicating the over all KVM for a warm stand by approach.
Again, not super smooth like VMware meshing etc but its a poor mans approach.

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On Feb 14, 2017, at 1:50 AM, julian firminger <justdigitalfilm@gmail.com> wrote:
Apparently that thing has no linux support. FYI.


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On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 10:40 AM, Mike Owen <mjnowen@gmail.com> wrote:
Although a costly solution, I can recommend these as working very well with all known license dongles in the industry, including PFTrack:https://www.digi.com/products/usb-and-serial-connectivity/usb-over-ip-hubs/anywhereusb

We used vmware vSphere running VM's which connected to the above hubs.
I had 2 of the rack mount version which has redundant power and nics, in a mesh.
I'm still saddened that usb license dongles are still a 'thing' in 2017. Oh well. :(
On 14 February 2017 at 09:31, Erik Johansson <erik.johansson@fido.se> wrote:
Anyone had any more luck getting this going? Or is it simply not possible?
It seems our machine found it once but then decided to never do it again
On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 8:24 PM, Dan Young <dyoung@tippett.com> wrote:
I was hoping this would be a thing like has been mentioned here before, but one that works with linux.

Je suis disappoint.

On 07/10/2015 10:39 AM, Todd Smith wrote:
OoOO works on Linux too ... may have to invest in this one.
Todd Smith Head of Information Technology
soho vfx |  99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8 office: (416) 516-7863 fax: (416) 516-9682 web: sohovfx.com

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Response from Julian Firminger @ Feb. 14, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
Apparently that thing has no linux support. FYI.


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On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 10:40 AM, Mike Owen <mjnowen@gmail.com> wrote:
Although a costly solution, I can recommend these as working very well with all known license dongles in the industry, including PFTrack:https://www.digi.com/products/usb-and-serial-connectivity/usb-over-ip-hubs/anywhereusb

We used vmware vSphere running VM's which connected to the above hubs.
I had 2 of the rack mount version which has redundant power and nics, in a mesh.
I'm still saddened that usb license dongles are still a 'thing' in 2017. Oh well. :(
On 14 February 2017 at 09:31, Erik Johansson <erik.johansson@fido.se> wrote:
Anyone had any more luck getting this going? Or is it simply not possible?
It seems our machine found it once but then decided to never do it again
On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 8:24 PM, Dan Young <dyoung@tippett.com> wrote:
I was hoping this would be a thing like has been mentioned here before, but one that works with linux.

Je suis disappoint.

On 07/10/2015 10:39 AM, Todd Smith wrote:
OoOO works on Linux too ... may have to invest in this one.
Todd Smith Head of Information Technology
soho vfx| 99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8 office:(416) 516-7863fax:(416) 516-9682web:sohovfx.com

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Response from Anonymous @ Feb. 14, 2017, 4:45 a.m.
Although a costly solution, I can recommend these as working very well with all known license dongles in the industry, including PFTrack:https://www.digi.com/products/usb-and-serial-connectivity/usb-over-ip-hubs/anywhereusb

We used vmware vSphere running VM's which connected to the above hubs.
I had 2 of the rack mount version which has redundant power and nics, in a mesh.
I'm still saddened that usb license dongles are still a 'thing' in 2017. Oh well. :(
On 14 February 2017 at 09:31, Erik Johansson <erik.johansson@fido.se> wrote:
Anyone had any more luck getting this going? Or is it simply not possible?
It seems our machine found it once but then decided to never do it again
On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 8:24 PM, Dan Young <dyoung@tippett.com> wrote:
I was hoping this would be a thing like has been mentioned here before, but one that works with linux.

Je suis disappoint.

On 07/10/2015 10:39 AM, Todd Smith wrote:
OoOO works on Linux too ... may have to invest in this one.
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Response from Erik Johansson @ Feb. 14, 2017, 4:35 a.m.
Anyone had any more luck getting this going? Or is it simply not possible?
It seems our machine found it once but then decided to never do it again
On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 8:24 PM, Dan Young <dyoung@tippett.com> wrote:
I was hoping this would be a thing like has been mentioned here before, but one that works with linux.

Je suis disappoint.

On 07/10/2015 10:39 AM, Todd Smith wrote:
OoOO works on Linux too ... may have to invest in this one.
Todd Smith Head of Information Technology
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You can try using an IP based USB-server if you have another machine that can be the host of the USB device. I'm using Fabula Tech USB over Network to allow an old Kantech access-card system to be managed from a VM.


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Response from Dan Young @ July 10, 2015, 2:25 p.m.
I was hoping this would be a thing like has been mentioned here before, but one that works with linux.

Je suis disappoint.

On 07/10/2015 10:39 AM, Todd Smith wrote:
OoOO works on Linux too ... may have to invest in this one.
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Response from Ian Haskin @ July 10, 2015, 1:55 p.m.

Yes.  I wanted to separate the roles of the servers and allow easy snapshots of the VM.

On Jul 10, 2015, at 1:41 PM, Todd Smith <todd@sohovfx.com> wrote:
Oh I see, this is just middleware, not a device.  I mean if I already have to use another compute device to host the software than using the USB dongle directly on that device is probably a better option.


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Response from Todd Smith @ July 10, 2015, 1:45 p.m.
Oh I see, this is just middleware, not a device.  I mean if I already have to use another compute device to host the software than using the USB dongle directly on that device is probably a better option.


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Response from Todd Smith @ July 10, 2015, 1:40 p.m.
OoOO works on Linux too ... may have to invest in this one.
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Response from Ian Haskin @ July 10, 2015, 1:30 p.m.
You can try using an IP based USB-server if you have another machine that can be the host of the USB device. I'm using Fabula Tech USB over Network to allow an old Kantech access-card system to be managed from a VM.

On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 4:32 PM Jathavan Sriram | Harvest <sriram@harvest-postproduction.com> wrote:
Thank you Todd - ahh the final relief to know its not my stupidity

On 09.07.2015 22:27, Todd Smith wrote:
Hey Rob,

Don't bother trying, they say it works, but I've verified with VMWare that the dongle they are using is not supported in VMWare. See this article:
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1021345
We just ended up hosting on a Mac Mini that we had to repurpose.
Lost a bunch of time to that endeavour, I shake my fist in your general direction Pixelfarm!

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Hi folks,
There have been a few threads about USB license dongles on virtual license servers. Were trying that now w/ PFTrack and VMWare, but the host doesnt seem to see the dongle.
Anyone got any tips they can share? Pixelfarm is time-shifted so we wont be able to talk to them for a bit.
Rob

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Response from Anonymous @ July 9, 2015, 4:35 p.m.
wow! Lol...good to know. Well it worked with me...kind of. The dongle shows up with lsusb. And the License Software picks up the dongle and shows its present. But when for example artists
cache in PFTrack - somehow the license software looses the connection to the dongle and only restarting helps. I put quite some time into this to figure it out. Maybe this is also just a software bug and not related to vmware (they actually support the Sentinel Dongle used)


On 09.07.2015 22:27, Todd Smith wrote:
Hey Rob,

Don't bother trying, they say it works, but I've verified with VMWare that the dongle they are using is not supported in VMWare. See this article:
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1021345
We just ended up hosting on a Mac Mini that we had to repurpose.
Lost a bunch of time to that endeavour, I shake my fist in your general direction Pixelfarm!

Todd Smith Head of Information Technology
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Hi folks,
There have been a few threads about USB license dongles on virtual license servers. Were trying that now w/ PFTrack and VMWare, but the host doesnt seem to see the dongle.
Anyone got any tips they can share? Pixelfarm is time-shifted so we wont be able to talk to them for a bit.
Rob

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Response from Anonymous @ July 9, 2015, 4:35 p.m.
Thank you Todd - ahh the final relief to know its not my stupidity

On 09.07.2015 22:27, Todd Smith wrote:
Hey Rob,

Don't bother trying, they say it works, but I've verified with VMWare that the dongle they are using is not supported in VMWare. See this article:
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1021345
We just ended up hosting on a Mac Mini that we had to repurpose.
Lost a bunch of time to that endeavour, I shake my fist in your general direction Pixelfarm!

Todd Smith Head of Information Technology
soho vfx| 99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8 office:(416) 516-7863fax:(416) 516-9682web:sohovfx.com


Hi folks,
There have been a few threads about USB license dongles on virtual license servers. Were trying that now w/ PFTrack and VMWare, but the host doesnt seem to see the dongle.
Anyone got any tips they can share? Pixelfarm is time-shifted so we wont be able to talk to them for a bit.
Rob

rob larose
| engineer | rock paper scissors |212-255-6446|www.rockpaperscissors.com

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Alter Wandrahm 8-9
20457 Hamburg
Phone: +49/ 40 411 880 500
sriram@harvest-postproduction.com
www.harvest-postproduction.com


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Response from Anonymous @ July 9, 2015, 4:30 p.m.
Hi Rob,
I just had a few weeks of fun with ESXI 5.5, Centos 6.6 and the weird Sentinel Dongle PixelFarm uses for their licenses server. While it works sometimes - often the virtual machine looses the connection to the dongle and only restarting the virtual machine helps.

You might ask the Technical Director Wayne Price to do a quick Teamviewer session with you.

Which version of esxi host are you running?

On 09.07.2015 22:17, Rob LaRose wrote:

Hi folks,
There have been a few threads about USB license dongles on virtual license servers. Were trying that now w/ PFTrack and VMWare, but the host doesnt seem to see the dongle.
Anyone got any tips they can share? Pixelfarm is time-shifted so we wont be able to talk to them for a bit.
Rob

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Alter Wandrahm 8-9
20457 Hamburg
Phone: +49/ 40 411 880 500
sriram@harvest-postproduction.com
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Response from Todd Smith @ July 9, 2015, 4:30 p.m.
Hey Rob, 

Don't bother trying, they say it works, but I've verified with VMWare that the dongle they are using is not supported in VMWare.See this article:
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1021345
We just ended up hosting on a Mac Mini that we had to repurpose. 
Lost a bunch of time to that endeavour, I shake my fist in your general direction Pixelfarm!

Todd SmithHead of Information Technology
soho vfx | 99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8office: (416) 516-7863 fax: (416) 516-9682 web: sohovfx.com


Hi folks,
There have been a few threads about USB license dongles on virtual license servers.  Were trying that now w/ PFTrack and VMWare, but the host doesnt seem to see the dongle.
Anyone got any tips they can share?  Pixelfarm is time-shifted so we wont be able to talk to them for a bit.
Rob

rob larose
 | engineer | rock paper scissors | 212-255-6446 | www.rockpaperscissors.com

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Response from Willem Koopman @ July 9, 2015, 4:25 p.m.
have you tried loading the xchi module manually:
esxcli system module set -e true -m xhci

On 09/07/2015 21:17, Rob LaRose wrote:

Hi folks,
There have been a few threads about USB license dongles on virtual license servers. Were trying that now w/ PFTrack and VMWare, but the host doesnt seem to see the dongle.
Anyone got any tips they can share? Pixelfarm is time-shifted so we wont be able to talk to them for a bit.
Rob

rob larose
| engineer | rock paper scissors |212-255-6446|www.rockpaperscissors.com


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