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

1

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

2

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

3

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

4

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.

5

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