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We are using VMware vSphere 5.0 infrastructure to run our VMs.

Our VMs consist of desktops (multiple versions of Windows) that need a soundcard installed.

Is there any solution for achieving this ?

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You can do either one of two things:

  • Install physical USB sound devices and use USB passthrough
  • Connect to the VMs via Remote Desktop and enable audio forwarding
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Thanks. A USB passthrough is attached at the vSphere level? If so, is it shared among all VMs or can be used only by a particular machine? –  liortal Aug 21 '12 at 11:08
Only one VM can use it at a time. So you'd need as many such devices as you have VMs. You'd also need to ensure that your motherboard actually supports it (Look at the DirectPath IO settings) –  PhonicUK Aug 21 '12 at 11:48

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