Adding a virtual sound device to ESXi
2020, May 16
While I want to stream audio and video from my Commodore 64, actually an Ultimate64, I stumbled across the absence of audio on a virtual machine running on my lab system.
Essentially I needed to manually edit the VM context.
Following this procedure: M
- Make sure that the VM is in a powered-off state
- Browse to the datastore where the VM resides
- Download the
Edit file by adding the undermentioned lines to the end of the file
Startup the VM again sound.present = "true" sound.allowGuestConnectionControl = "true" sound.virtualDev = "hdaudio" sound.fileName = "-1" sound.autodetect = "true" sound.pciSlotNumber = "34"
- Upload the file again to the same spot in the datastore
Now the VM can play audio again. In my case i can record/stream audio from my C64 to the VM.