How to attach a USB device to a KVM guest on a RHEL 5 KVM host?

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Issue

  • How to attach a USB device to a KVM guest on a RHEL 5 KVM host?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux  5 ( tested with update 6) for KVM host and guest

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.6 (Tikanga)
    Linux mstest0 2.6.18-238.9.1.el5 #1 SMP Fri Mar 18 12:42:39 EDT 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    
  • KVM

    virt-viewer-0.0.2-3.el5
    kvm-tools-83-164.el5_5.21
    libvirt-python-0.6.3-33.el5_5.3
    libvirt-0.6.3-33.el5_5.3
    virt-manager-0.6.1-12.el5
    libvirt-0.6.3-33.el5_5.3
    python-virtinst-0.400.3-9.el5
    kmod-kvm-83-164.el5_5.21
    kvm-qemu-img-83-164.el5_5.21
    etherboot-zroms-kvm-5.4.4-13.el5
    etherboot-roms-kvm-5.4.4-13.el5
    kvm-83-164.el5_5.21
    libvirt-cim-0.5.8-3.el5
    

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