[CentOS-virt] version(qemu-kvm) with parallel port support

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Wed Apr 20 10:26:58 UTC 2016

On 04/20/2016 04:06 AM, Subscriber wrote:
> Whether  there  is a version of the qemu-kvm with support for parallel
> port  (passthrough).  I  need  parallel  port for Windows VM (security
> dongle LPT).
> I use
> on one host
> # /usr/libexec/qemu-kvm -version
> QEMU emulator version 2.3.0 (qemu-kvm-ev-2.3.0-31.el7_2.10.1)
> another host
>  /usr/libexec/qemu-kvm -version
> QEMU emulator version 1.5.3 (qemu-kvm-1.5.3-105.el7_2.3)
> Both versions do not support parallel port and generate error:
> qemu-kvm: -device isa-parallel,chardev=char parallel 0,id=parallel
> 0: 'isa-parallel' is not a valid device model name

This says that parallel dongles don't work well in any hypervisor:


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