Home Assistant on Hyper-V how to Use VirtualHere for USB Passthrough

Hello, I’m new to Home Assistant and I have set up a Home Assistant Server on my HOME Dell Server running Windows Server 2019. I used a guide to create my home assistant VM in Hyper-V where I downloaded the .vhdx file. Everything is working the way I believe it should on my Home Assistant Server. The only thing, of course, is that I cannot passthrough my Nortek Husbzb-1 USB Dongle.

I’ve read that VirtualHere can and will pass through this dongle to Home Assistant, but IIUC, my installation of Home Assistant cannot integrate VirtualHere. Again, IIUC, I would need to do a different style Hyper-v where Home Assistant is installed on Linux (which I’m not very familiar, but I can follow directions well)

I don’t know the advantages and disadvantages of running Home Assistant in that format. I would prefer to do things the way they are set up now, if I can access this Dongle via VirtualHere. I’m ready to purchase it, even if I can’t test it beforehand, but I also need to make sure that I am setting up the dongle Server correctly and it can be on my Dell Server with the Dongle plugged in. In other words, the USB Dongle is Plugged into my Windows Server 2019, which is running the instance of Home Assistant I want to Port via VirtualHere the Norte3k Husbzb-1 to gain Z-wave and Zigbee.

I’ve read about VirtualHere being available in a “DOCKER” for Home Assistant, but I believe this will only work if I convert my installation to a Linux installation with Home Assistant installed on Linux vs .vhdx hyper-v.

Am I correct?
Can you recommend some how-to-guides? (sorry, my searches all point to “how to install Home Assistant” whenever I searched “Installing VirtualHere and Home Assistant on Hyper-v”)

  1. Do I have to change from .vhdx to Linux Install?
  2. Can I run VirtualHere somehow on my current .vhdx Home Assistant Server?
  3. Can the Dongle be in the same computer the Hyper-v is running on, or should it be ANOTHER computer on the network?
  4. If there’s anything I missed, please ask.

Did you ever figure this out?

I think this will help:

Or try this: HA on Hyper-V with Z-Wave and Zigbee - It Works! - Configuration - Home Assistant Community (home-assistant.io)