I'm trying to install a StorageTek 9940b Tape library on my ESX host. I want to my VMs see the tape library.
I read the this is possible after Rescan the storage and after add a SCSI device to my VM to see it. But I even can't see it on my ESX after scanning.
Does anyone know how can I acomplish this?
Please, this is very Urgent!
fiber attached Tape library's are not supported under ESX 2.5 and I have not seen anything different for 3.x.
you will need a physical fiber attached host to control the library.
You can attach a locally attached SCSI device to a vm, but not Fiber.
If you use a physical host you can use VCB to mount the vmfs and back it up. You cannot add an HBA to a VM and so it cannot talk to the Tape library over the fabric.
I am pretty positive it is not possible at this time and especially since kix also agree's and he works for PHD who's whole product is around backup and restore of VM's.