eherren
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Use USB port and serial port

On physical machine there is one USB port and one serial port.

I would like using this two ports with virtual machine WINDOWS 2003 SERVER

How to declare this ports?

Thank you

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Are you running ESX? USB isn't supported so you'd have to use a USB over IP device to allow the VM to see the USB device. For serial ports see the 3rd link, but you may want to consider a serial over IP device for that as well.

http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=623383&#623383

http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=505581&#505581

http://www.vmware.com/community/message.jspa?messageID=537057

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RogerAli
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I think with the desktop version of VMWare you can assign the USB Ports to the guest VM.

If you're using ESX, you'll have to look towards a third party application as suggested by Dave.Mishchenko. In our case for USB over IP, we use a tool called USBRedirector and it works great for both USB modems and application/thumb key.

Thanks,

Roger

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eherren
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Thank you for your help.

Now I use USB Redirector 32-bit edition for USB port.

For serial port I declared

serial0.present = "true"

serial0.fileType = "device"

serial0.fileName = "/dev/ttyS0"

in file PHYSICAL_MACHINE:/vmfs/volumes/storage1vm1/VMWARE_MACHINE/

VMWARE_MACHINE.vmx

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