It often happens that in the virtual environment we cannot work with serial ports, as virtualization software tools usually do not support their throughput. So what do we do if we need a serial device access in virtual machine – a modem, a scanner or a printer? Serial ports are also required when you debug applications.
If you or any applications on the virtual machine you are working on have to have access to a serial port on host OS, try one of the following solutions.
Serial to Ethernet Connector is one of the easiest ways to connect to a serial port on a machine that runs Linux or Windows. The software will create a client connection thus initiating data redirection from a serial port – local or real – to a remote server over TCP/IP protocol. The remote side does not need Serial to Ethernet Connector installed. You only need to specify IP address or network name of the remote server and TCP port you would like to connect to. The client connection means that the data sent from the remote end will be received by a local serial port and will be processed further.
Hyper-V Manager never displays COM so you would not even know whether you have them or not. To be able to work with serial ports you need to connect to the virtual machine, once the connection is established follow these steps:
To get access to a serial port in Virtual Box, you need to perform a couple of actions on the guest virtual machine. Nothing is to be done on the host OS.
Here is what you have to do in the virtual environment – configure serial port settings:
To work with a serial port in VMware here is what you have to do: