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Is it possible to use 6 serial (com) ports in one virtual PC? It looks like 4 is acceptable, but I have a system I want to emulate that has 6 serial ports.

Anyway to "trick" the system?
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Four is the maximum.

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/ws65_manual.pdf
Page 318.

What do you need 6 serial ports for?
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Thanks for the reply.

Oh well. I was hoping it had increased. I need 6 serial ports for robotic control, the "master" PC that talks to a bunch of instruments in a scientific lab. Six ports would have allowed me to put a test instance of the PC on the physical PC, minimizing swapping of cables, etc.

Thanks again
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