Virtual environment offers a number of great benefits including server consolidation, increased utilization and faster recovery times after failure. A physical machine can host multiple virtual machines and all of them share computing resources thus increasing the usage of the hardware. However, there is one significant drawback to the virtual environment – there is often a complicated access to serial port in virtual machine. What do you do if you need to transfer data for debugging purposes or use an external serial device in virtual machine? Do not worry, there is an excellent solution for virtual machine serial port access.
Therefore, you will be able to use a COM port device in virtual machine, that will be actually connected to the host computer. FlexiHub has to be installed on both host and guest machines, and it is required to create an account to work with it. There are various connection options available, and you’ll certainly find one that fits your requirements best.
That’s it – now, devices connected to the host’s serial ports are accessible to you in virtual environment. No further adjustments or setting configuration are required. You can manage serial ports from virtual machine in a simple and convenient way. FlexiHub is compatible with all major virtualization software, including Hyper-V, VirtualBox and VMWare.
If you require a somewhat more sophisticated settings, Serial to Ethernet Connector will become a great alternative. Serial to Ethernet Connector is a professional solution which allows you to share any number of serial ports over Ethernet, either physical or virtual. The computer a shared device is plugged into (either a host or any other remote machine) will act as a server. Virtual machines connect to it as clients and gain access to the remote serial devices or the devices connected to the host machine.
FlexiHub is the most simple way to access your serial devices in virtual machine that will require you to make just a couple of clicks. SEC will suit better for more experienced users that would like to configure various COM port parameters before connecting it to the virtual machine.