One of the common issues the users may face while dealing with virtualization (both Vmware and Hyper-V) is how to pass the physical USB and COM ports from the host machine to the virtual guest machines. The most effective solution to do it is "USB over Network" and "Network Serial Port Kit" software from FabulaTech.
There are trial versions on the web site so that everyone can check how it works.
If you guys need any assistance while testing or any questions you can ask me at any time.