You can change the output file and schedule the parallel port to connect or disconnect when the virtual machine powers on.

You can use a parallel port on the virtual machine to send output to a file. You cannot use a physical parallel port on ESXi hosts.

1

Select a virtual machine.

In the virtual machines and templates inventory tree, select a group of virtual machines and select a virtual machine from the list on the right.

Search for a virtual machine and select it from the search results list.

2

In the VM Hardware panel, click Edit Settings.

3

Click Virtual Hardware.

4

Locate the parallel port in the device list and expand the menu.

5

Select Output to file and click Browse to navigate to the file location.

6

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

7

Click OK.