We have recently just purchased some new F&P Servers (HP Proliant) and upgraded our Tape Drives to the new HP LTO-5 Ultrium 3000's across a number of our offices. As we move forward with technology we wanted to move our F&P Servers over to a virtualized
enviroment; Server 2008 R2 Core base, with our F&P and WSUS Servers virtualized within Hyper-V so as to decomisson two physical servers.
However, to my amazement, we have run into a brick-wall - and I can see I'm not alone from the last two days of research - in regards to Tape Drive passthroughs to Guest OSes. It is rumored that people have had success with VMWare and Citrix options, but nothing
when it came to Microsoft Hyper-V. I went searching through a number of threads on here, but nothing has been posted recently, and hoping someone may have some insight for me in regards to allowing us to use Backup Exec on our F&P Server (Guest OS, W2K8
Full under Hyper-V)?
LTO drives are used only for the parent partition. it's not possible to redirect a SCSI device in a virtual machine in hyper-v.
thus , the LTO can't be used since the virtual machine.
However , there is a solution by using the LTO as "iSCSI Target" in the parent parttion and create a virtual machine in the iSCSI Initiator to connect LTO drive, to acheive this goal follow these steps:
SETTING THE THE LTO in the host as iSCSI target
Setting an iSCSI initiator in the virtual machine
Connect to each other
to know how configure the iSCSI target read this bellow link
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