We recently received the following question through the www.SearchServerVirtualization.com "Contact Us" Email address:
I am running VMware on a linux machine.
I cannot communicate through serial port COM1 when working in VMware.
It says " Unable to connect to port COM1".
Is there any specific setting that needs to be done to use serial port
COM1 while using VMware on a linux machine?
Can you please help me out with this issue?
Here is my recommendation-
While I haven't personall run across this, I would recommend two things if/when I do-
1. I would first make sure that you can USE the com port in Linux with a real device (ie: the com port could be disabled in the BIOS of the server)
2. I would check my VMX file serial port settings to make sure that they are correct. This document has some great reference on that-
David Davis, VCP
Train Signal.com VMware ESX Video Training Author - www.TrainSignal.com