Migration with vMotion and DRS are supported with USB device passthrough from an ESX/ESXi host to a virtual machine.

The features listed in VMware Features Available for USB Passthrough from an ESX/ESXi Host to a Virtual Machine are available with USB device passthrough.

VMware Features Available for USB Passthrough from an ESX/ESXi Host to a Virtual Machine

Feature

Supported with USB Device Passthrough

Distributed power management

No

DRS

Yes

Fault Tolerance

No

vMotion

Yes

If all USB devices connected to a virtual machine have vMotion support enabled, you can migrate that virtual machine with the connected USB devices. For details, see Configuring USB Passthrough Devices for vMotion.

If a host with connected USB devices resides in a DRS cluster with distributed power management (DPM) enabled, you must disable DPM for that host. Otherwise DPM might turn off the host with the device, which would disconnect the device from the virtual machine that is using it.