Flakey USB Z-Stick Support on RPi

Talk about flakey behaviour! Luckily I’m not the first but probably not the last to figure out that some USB sticks just doesn’t play nice with some Raspberrys.
My Aeotec Z-Stick Gen 5 wasn’t recognized as expected by my RPi4.
The solution is rather simple, put a dumb USB 2.0 hub in between, and the USB stick is recognized by the Raspberry!

When using a USB 2.0 hub, the stick magically appears, as expected!

And is now selectable to pass to the VM

And is usable within the guest VM (Ubuntu hosting HA in a Docker container)