Windows VMs communicating through serial devices on a ESX 4 host
Posted on 2011-05-04
We are currently evaluating OpManager to replace Nagios as our monitoring solution. The environemnt is ESX 4 vSphere and Opmanager is running on a Windows VM. We need to be able to have OpManager send SMS alerts through our MC35i serial GSM device.
So far we haven't been able to get this to work through a Windows VM but it works fine with a Linux VM (Nagios). The Opmanager VM is on a different host to the Nagios VM.
On the ESX 4 host the Opmanager VM belongs too, the serial device is physically connected and the VM is using /dev/ttyS0 for the Serial Port. How can we map to this port through a Windows VM.. is it even possible?
At the moment Opmanager reports "Modem is not connected properly. Please check your settings"
Thanks in advance for your responses.