USB devices are not supported in Azure VMs
USB devices, like flash drives or hardware security dongles, would be useful to have present in the remote VMs. For example, support for dongle-controlled security for applications would then be possible.
This is something that we will review. To help understand what types of devices are important for this scenario, please include a comment on the type of device(s) that you would like to use or the scenario (such as Android debugging).
Adam Reynolds commented
I would like to forward smart cards to an Azure VM using a USB smart card reader.
I'm developing under Android Studio (for android Apps) and I cannot debug my APKs because I cannot connect a phisical device (is not visible in the VM). Is there a way to do this or it's impossible under this platform?
Joe Doe commented
In the same boat. Quite frustrating.
Marcin Rachwalski commented
I think it can be merged with other tickets. For me this is a true issue. I wanted to use a virtual machines on Azure to debug an Android app on a Virtual Machine via Android Studio. But this prevents me.