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Using Serial Ports

The following sections describe how to use serial ports with VMware Workstation:

A VMware Workstation virtual machine can use up to four virtual serial ports. The virtual serial ports can be configured in several ways.

  • You can connect a virtual serial port to a physical serial port on the host computer.
  • You can connect a virtual serial port to a file on the host computer.
  • You can make a direct connection between two virtual machines or between a virtual machine and an application running on the host computer.
  • You can also select whether to connect the virtual serial port when you power on the virtual machine.

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