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Accessing VMware Guest Virtual Serial Port on Linux Host

I use the leaked Nexus 7000 emulator (codename Titanium) VM on my Windows 7 laptop from time to time. It runs as a guest under VMware Workstation v9. One of the interesting items about this VM is that you access the Nexus 7000 console via a virtual serial port. I recently decided to install a trial version VMware Workstation on a 64-bit Fedora 20 platform and imported the Nexus 7000 OVA (OVF Archive) which I built from the VM on my Windows platform. The problem I then encountered was how to connect to the virtual serial port. The installation of

Determine State of a Port Using Telnet

Using telnet, you can make an educated guess whether a port on a remote host is open, closed or blocked by a firewall by the error message it throws. If you get no error message, the port is open. If you get an error like the following: Unable to connect to remote host: No route to host you are almost certainly seeing a blocked (by firewall or whatever) port. If you get an error like the following: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection timed out the port is almost certainly a closed port.