You can use VMware Remote Console to attach virtual serial ports to a virtual machine.
- Access the target virtual machine in VMware Remote Console.
- If you want to configure a new serial port, add it to your virtual machine.
- Adding a serial port is not supported on macOS. The VMware Remote Console macOS client cannot add hardware to a virtual machine.
- Adding and removing a serial port are not supported on Linux. The VMware Remote Console Linux client cannot perform operations on powered-off virtual machines.
- Power off the virtual machine.
- Select .
- Open the Hardware tab and click Add.
- Select Serial Port and click Finish.
- Open the settings for the target serial port.
- On Windows or Linux, open the Hardware tab and select the desired serial port.
- On macOS, select the desired serial port under Removable Devices.
- Specify connection settings for the port.
- To connect the port immediately, select Connected (Windows or Linux) or Connect Serial Port (macOS).
- To connect the port each time the virtual machine is powered on, select Connect at power on.
- Select whether the port connects to a physical port, output file, or named pipe.
The named pipe option is not available on macOS.
- On Windows and Linux, select whether to allow the guest operating system to use the serial port in polled mode.
What to do next
If you no longer need a configured serial port, you can remove it from the virtual machine.
- On Windows, power off the virtual machine. Select the target serial port and click Remove.
- On macOS, power off the virtual machine. Select the target serial port and click Remove Serial Port.