You can use VMware Remote Console to attach virtual parallel ports to a virtual machine.
- Access the target virtual machine in VMware Remote Console.
- If you want to configure a new parallel port, add it to your virtual machine.
- Adding a parallel port is not supported on macOS. The VMware Remote Console macOS client cannot add hardware to a virtual machine.
- Adding and removing a parallel 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 Parallel Port and click Finish.
- Open the settings for the target parallel port.
- On Windows or Linux, open the Hardware tab and select the desired parallel port.
- On macOS, select the desired parallel port under Removable Devices.
- Specify connection settings for the port.
- To connect the port immediately, select Connected (Windows or Linux) or Connect Parallel 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 or to an output file.
What to do next
If you no longer need a configured parallel port, you can remove it from the virtual machine.
- On Windows, power off the virtual machine. Select the target parallel port and click Remove.
- On macOS, power off the virtual machine. Select the target parallel port and click Remove Parallel Port.