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When we talk about the work in a virtual environment, we will face the problem of reaching the local or remote devices. VirtualBox doesn’t give access to COM devices connected to the host machine. You may use the software solution to access COM in a virtual machine , but here we will discuss the native method for work with VirtualBox COM port.
What may help you create a virtual serial port in VirtualBox is the VBoxManage command or the Settings tab. By using one of these methods, you can set up up to four virtual COM interfaces for each guest OS.
Most importantly, you need to configure the Port Mode and Port Number.
When setting the Port Number, it is recommended to choose a traditional value. Also, you will need to enter an I/O base address and IRQ.
Here is what you have to do in the virtual environment – configure serial port settings:
The available Port Mades are: Disconnected, Connected to Host Device, and Connected to Host Pipe.
If you need to access COM port in VirtualBox fast, see this video guide and get all advantages of COM port usage.
Below, we’ll consider some of the VirtualBox serial port configuration options:
Raw File: the option for sending the virtual serial port output to a file. You can specify any file. All you need is to make sure you have the privileges to write and create.