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Cellular Module User Space USB Driver on ESXi

version 1.0 — May 07, 2018

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Release Date: April 18, 2018


IoT is growing rapidly so many users would like to enable ESXi on their IoT devices. Driven by VMware's virtualization technology, which can help them address some challenges like security issues, fragmentation, multi-tenancy, etc. The reality is that many of those IoT devices have a variety of devices and busses that ESXi does not support. The Cellular Module is one of those devices in the case of IoT. Typically, these devices have to communicate with their own remote management center.

This Fling provides a driver to enable deployment on ESXi on their IoT devices. Note that this driver is running in UserSpace mode. While many widely used IoT Edge Gateways are equipped with a cellular module, ESXi does not have a driver to activate that cellular module. So our cellular module userspace USB driver can enable that hardware module to communicate with a remote cloud server.

  • ESXi 6.5 or later
  • Any USB cellular module

Please see A Tutorial of Cellular Module User Space USB Driver on ESXi.pdf in the Download box.