currently I've a PC with a Windows Xp on it, there is the VMWare Player installed. In this VMWare Player there is one VM with a Win2000 on it. The Serial Ports (COM1-COM4) from the Host are integrated in the VM.
Now I want to bring the current VM into a ESXi Server (Because of Backup reasons, The XP License of the Host).
I heard about thin clients, which start and automatically connect to the virtual machine located on the ESXi.
Is there any possibility to transfer the Serial Ports from the Host (where we install the Thin Client Software) into the VM Located on the ESXi Server? I heard that this is supported since RDP 7, what is not implemented in W2k, only starting WXP. Which software can I install on this PC?
Then is there any possibility to run the VM on the ESXi only when the Thin Client is started? Thin Client powered on = VM started Thin Client powered off = VM stopped
Thanks for your Help