You can use a physical parallel port or an output file to configure a parallel port for a virtual machine.


In the vSphere Client inventory, right-click the virtual machine and select Edit Settings.


Click the Hardware tab and select the appropriate Parallel port in the Hardware list.


(Optional) Deselect Connect at power on if you do not want the parallel port device to be connected when the virtual machine powers on.


Select the type of media you would like the parallel port to access.

If you select Use physical parallel port on the host, select the port from the drop-down menu.

If you select Output to file, browse to the location of the file.


Click OK to save your changes and close the dialog box.