neo_italy
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Tape Drive Fiber Channel

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Hi all,

i knew that using 3.5 i can't pass a tape drive via fc to a VM, with 4.0 s still the same?

Many Thanks

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Texiwill
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Hello,

The limitations on your Fibre configuration with regards to Tape LUNs still exist in V4.0.


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Texiwill
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Hello,

The limitations on your Fibre configuration with regards to Tape LUNs still exist in V4.0.


Best regards,

Edward L. Haletky VMware Communities User Moderator, VMware vExpert 2009, Virtualization Practice Analyst[/url]
Now Available: 'VMware vSphere(TM) and Virtual Infrastructure Security: Securing the Virtual Environment'[/url]
Also available 'VMWare ESX Server in the Enterprise'[/url]
[url=http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/Blog_Roll]SearchVMware Pro[/url]|Blue Gears[/url]|Top Virtualization Security Links[/url]|Virtualization Security Round Table Podcast[/url]

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Edward L. Haletky
vExpert XIV: 2009-2022,
VMTN Community Moderator
vSphere Upgrade Saga: https://www.astroarch.com/blogs
GitHub Repo: https://github.com/Texiwill
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dab
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With ESX4 you probably can use PCI-Passtrough with a separate FC-Controller dedicated to a VM. But this require newest HW and is IMHO not supported by VMware but can function.

Daniel

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kgmartin
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With Update 1 for VSphere, has this changed, or still not possible...at least a supported way?

Thanks

Keith

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