I am using VMware Workstation 12 Player. My host is Windows 10, my guest is Fedora 22.
I want to set up a COM port between the host and guest. The reason is I have an app running in Windows that needs to talk to an app that only runs in Linux.
I followed the instructions posted on VMware website. To summarize:
In the VM:
- Added a named pipe called
\\.\pipe\com12, I have also tried
- Settings are
This end is the server.and
The other end is an application., which I think is accurate.
- The port shows up when the VM boots up as
Serial Port 2.
In Windows (host):
- I used com0com to set up a pair of named pipes in Windows. I have COM10 linked to COM12. Nothing else is using the ports.
On Windows I opened TeraTerm, set it up to use COM10 (but I have also tried COM12), set baudrate to 115200, parity is 'none', 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no flow control.
On Linux I opened cutecom, set it up to use ttyS2 (Serial Port 2, right?), and matched all other settings.
I tried sending characters from Windows to Linux and the other way around, but I don't see anything. What else do I need to do to get this to work?