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Use Serial Port in Virtual Machines Running on Vmware Workstation and ESXi

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1. Using Serial Port in the VMs running at Vmware Workstation

Named Pipe TCP Proxy is the one I am using on my laptop to connect to Named pipe on my Vmware Workstation VMs.  The Configuration looks like following:

  • Virtual Machine’s Settings
  •  Named Pipe TCP Proxy’s Settings
  •  SecureCRT’s Settings

2. Using Serial Port in the VMs running on ESXi

In ESXi, it is already built-in feature for Vms.

  •  ESXi VM’s Settings – Near End is set to Com1 and Server mode, waiting windows serial client to connect to it
  •  Windows 7 VM’s Settings – There are four serial port added , and Serial port 1 has been set to Com1 as a client.
  •  SecureCRT’s Serial Connection setting

  1. This was AWESOME!!! I´m so surprised noone commented, this is brilliant mate, no named pipes and stuff like that, so simple and elegant… and works! Thanks!!!

  2. Agree with Mateja. Brilliantly article! I also share my serial ports on virtual machine with SEC and your solution is the best for me. Thanks

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