I'm wondering if anyone is actually using a tape drive that is physically attached to an ESX 3.x Host from within a Virtual Machine?
In the Backup Guide it says it is supported however only with Adaptec SCSI cards.
When I try to match up the models/drivers in the supported I/O guide I cannot!
All these cards look very old and the drivers used on the existing cards are newer versions.
It doesn't seem that anyone is doing this?
I'm trying to avoid putting a physical backup server in a small DR site that has only 2xESX and an iSCSI SAN. It would seem that this is not a good option though.
I have Adaptec AHA-2940U2/U2W working in VI3.......one thing to note is the backups are slower than on a physical server......
We have a couple of customers who do this.. As stated the Backup is slower..
The challenge I have however is that I need a PCI-X card that has a 68-pin VHDCI connection to hook up to a HP Ultirum 448 Tape Drive.
Maybe I'm going crazy but it seems difficult.
Anyone seen a SCSI card that might work?
This is to connect to a into a HP 448 Tape Drive.
Found an appropriate card! It was obvious in the end. Having one of those days.
will work in this situation.
I tried HP Auto loader 1/8 connected to ESX using Ultra 320 scsi card, and using Arcserve11.5 as backup software and i couldnt get it to work.