4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 15, 2013 12:48 PM by TheVDIguy

    Direct Parallel Port access from a VM...

    Michelle Laverick Virtuoso

      I understand it IS possible to fit a parallel device to an ESX host... and then configure it in /etc/modules.conf... and then give a VM direct access to this device. I know this would then create VMotion problems, and it would be better to use a parallel hub, and redirect this across the network layer...

       

      Does this work?

      Anyone set it up on ESX 3.

       

      I've done years ago as a test in ESX 2.x but never attempted in ESX 3.x.

       

      I have a customer who is being told by a reseller - that such direct parallel port access is not support by VMware, and doesn't work...

       

      Regards

      mike