AnywhereUSB/5Gen2 parallel session to the same USB device

We have 2 virtual machines which should be connected to one USB dongle on a AnywhereUSB/5 Gen2 device.
I can establish a connection from one of the two servers, but the second server can´t connect to the device.
Is it possible to connect to one USB Device (Dongle) with two maschines at the same time?

I believe the simultaneous connection is not yet available, which means you would have to disconnect from one virtual machine and reconnect from the other. Then, the dongle will work with both systems (but will require configuration as noted above).

Hello, I just confirmed that the muli-host capability is only present on the AnywhereUSB14.

Since you have the AnywhereUSB5 (regardless of generation), you will have to disconnect/connect as described in the previous post. Thanks.

AnywhereUSB/5G2 doesn’t support Multihost communication.

The AnywhereUSB/14 (P/N AW-USB-14) and the AnywhereUSB/5M (P/N AW-USB-5M-W) are currently the only models that offers the Multi-Host Connections (MHC) feature, which allows multiple host PCs to connect to the AnywhereUSB/14 or AnywhereUSB/5M at the same time. With those models in particular, each host PC may be connected to one or more USB ports. Note, however, that multiple host PCs cannot “share” any of the same USB ports / USB devices.

Multiple host PCs can “take turns” connecting to the AnywhereUSB, however they cannot be connected to the AnywhereUSB simultaneously.

You can create groups and connect to the different host machines.

If 10 pc’s are connected to 10 different ports then, they can access their 10 different AUSB ports at the same time.
For example, let’s say we have PC 1 to PC 10. PC1 connects to AUSB port 1, PC 2 connects to AUSB port2, PC3 connects to AUSB port3 and so on…
All the PCs can access their AUSB ports at the same time. But PC1 and PC2 cannot connect to AUSB port 1 at the same time

In general only one computer can connect to one USB port and/or multiple USB ports but, multiple computers cannot share a single USB port in AnywhereUSB.

In your case, you can connect Multiple host to AUSB by creating a groups, say you have created group 1 for primary server and connected to group1 and other ports are assigned to other groups. once the Primary server goes down the secondary server can be able to connect to AUSB like before but cannot connect to group1 as it is still connected to primary server, you need to disconnect first and then can be able to access the group.