You can use the Add Hardware wizard to add and configure a parallel port to send output to a file on the host computer.

Verify that the virtual machine is powered off.

Required privilege: Virtual machine.Configuration.Add or remove device

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

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Click the Hardware tab and click Add.

3

Select Parallel Port and click Next.

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Select Output to file and browse to the location of the file.

5

(Optional) Select or deselect the Connected check box to connect or disconnect the device.

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Click Next.

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Review the information on the Ready to Complete page, and click Finish.