DBDOC should install and run perfectly fine on any virtual machine that otherwise meets our operating system requirements, using any hypervisor. The one potential complication is the USB security dongles that the DBDOC build system uses. If your VM hosting solution does not allow for attaching USB devices to VMs, you may need a third-party solution. Some possibilities are detailed below, although all require a machine that can have a USB device attached to it, and is reachable over a network by the machine the DBDOC build system will be running on.
If the options below are unsatisfactory, see our documentation on Licensing DBDOC for the procedure for acquiring and applying a software-based license instead of a hardware-based license. Note, however, that there may be an additional fee for this license.
If you have any questions, require further help, or have any feedback, do not hesitate to contact GMCL.
VirtualHere's solution has been tested and found to be working. The trial version only supports a single USB device being shared.
C:\Program Files (x86)\GMCL\DBDOC\Programs), or
Free Software developed for and maintained these days as part of the Linux kernel, there are Windows client and server variants of USB/IP out there. However, no combinations tried have been found to work on Windows by GMCL.
Eltima's solution has been tested and found to be working. It is, however, not inexpensive, and the trial is time-limited.
KernelPro USB-Over-Ethernet is less expensive than Eltima and has been reported to work, but has not been tested by GMCL.
Unfortunately, Microsoft's RemoteFX functionality for sharing USB devices over RDP does not work for the Sentinel dongle.
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