VirtualBox

Ticket #9109 (new enhancement)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 21 months ago

There are only 2 serial ports available per virtual machine

Reported by: aminm Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.8 Keywords: serial port
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Windows

Description

It seems that VirtualBox cannot support more than 2 serial ports per virtual machine. This limitation severly hampers the usefulness of VirtualBox for my applications. I run virtualized fax servers that are portable across OSs and connect to external modems through mapped serial ports. For a typical 4 or 8 line fax board, this means I cannot scale the application to fully utilize the available hardware. As far as I know only VMWare supports unlimited serial ports per VM among the competition.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 21 months ago by BusyBoy

Hi Aminm

Did you ever find a solution for this issue with virtualbox

"It seems that VirtualBox cannot support more than 2 serial ports per virtual machine. This limitation severly hampers the usefulness of VirtualBox for my applications. I run virtualized fax servers that are portable across OSs and connect to external modems through mapped serial ports. For a typical 4 or 8 line fax board, this means I cannot scale the application to fully utilize the available hardware. As far as I know only VMWare supports unlimited serial ports per VM among the competition. "

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