two xen desktop sessoins need com port access
Posted on 2011-03-15
I have two workstations that currently have applications that run locally. One set of these applications communicates with each other via a serial cable that connects the two workstations. The applications were hard coded with the com port settings in them.
I'm trying to convert these workstations to thin clients using xen desktop, but the serial cable connection is getting in the way of it. My ultimate goal is to get rid of the serial cable and some how virtualize it - whether using a serial-to-LAN adapter on the network or using some sort of com port mapping on the citrix server. The tricky spot of course is that the apps still need to communicate to each other over that "serial cable" connection.