We have an old HP MSL 2024 Tape array. I only need to use it 3 times a year at this point.
So I want to eliminate the box it's attached to and connect it to a VM.
I have an x4 half height slot available in my host (DL 360 G7)
My question is am I better off try to run a passthru on the card or a RAW mapping?
Is a raw mapping even possible on a Tape array? I've only done it with disk volumes.
Does anyone know of a card that will support this?
HP's recommended part is AH627A but who knows how old that is lol.
...I tried a passthru for another controller on this unit to a 2012 VM and windows wouldn't even boot it just sat there. So I have my doubts on that option.