meristema
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ESX and Serial map to many guest

Hi guisy,

I have to buy Vmware ESX Essential License because I need to map single serial port to many Guest windows machine, before buy it I need to know if ESX can do it.

On my host there are 3 Windows Server that must connect to serial port.

Thanks very much for support.

Andrew

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golddiggie
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Have you considered using something like a serial-over-IP box?

http://www.connectivity.avocent.com/products/network-based/

http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/default.aspx?EDC=699160

http://www.startech.com/item/NETRS2321E-1-Port-RS-232-422-485-Serial-over-IP-Ethernet-Device-Server....

VMware VCP4

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joshp
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Not possible with ESX. Only one virtual machine can use a specific physical device at a time. See VMware KB: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1001979.

VCP 3, 4

www.vstable.com

VCP 3, 4 www.vstable.com
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