My setup would be as follows

SW : Linux RHEL 6.2
TSM SERVER 6.3.0
lin_tape 1.73.0

HW : HP Blade BL460c G7 in a HP C7000 enclosure
FlexFabric HP VC FlexFabric 10Gb/24-Ports

QLOGIC 5602 Sanbox SAN switch

LIBRARY DELL ML6000 ( rebrand of ADIC Scalar i500 )
14 x IBM ULTRIUM-TD3 ( FC-TAPE )

No OS virtualizartion on top of Linux


Would like to share experience in config / running such setup

Thanks