In the Serial Port pane, you can configure the virtual machine serial port settings.
To edit the device settings, do the following:
Note: If this device is absent, you can add it to Virtual Machine Configuration. For detailed information on how to add a device, refer to Adding and Removing Devices.
Using serial ports, you can establish a connection between:
If you want to connect your virtual machine to the host computer device, you should create a serial port emulated by a real port. The Source list comprises the devices on the host computer that are available for connection. The connected device, being used in any virtual machine, cannot be used by the host computer. To be able to use it in the host computer, you should first disconnect it from the virtual machine. To do that, use the virtual machine status bar.
If you want to connect two virtual machines with each other, you need to create a serial port emulated by a socket in each virtual machine. The names of the serial ports should be identical. The connection between the virtual machines via serial ports is bidirectional. It means that the working modes of the sockets set during the port creation can be changed later in the Serial Port pane.
If you need to log the performance activity of your virtual machine or to record the data from it and use this information later on, you can connect your virtual machine serial port to an output file on the physical computer. You will be able to view and analyze the activity history of the virtual machine any time you need by exploring this file.
You can add a new serial port to your virtual machine using Add Hardware Assistant. For the instruction on how to add serial ports, refer to Adding and Removing Devices.
Note: You can connect up to four serial ports to a virtual machine.
Select the Connected option if you want the virtual machine to start up with the serial port connected.
In the Source field, the source device that emulates this serial port is specified.Serial ports can be emulated by the following devices:
If you want to prevent Virtual Machine Configuration from unauthorized changes, click the Lock icon at the bottom of the window. The next time someone wants to change the settings in any pane of Virtual Machine Configuration, an administrator's password will be required.