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vmware virtual machine and ts3100

Discussion in 'Tape / Media Library' started by michelangelo, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. michelangelo

    michelangelo New Member

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    i have installed esx server on a blade.
    i create a virtual machine on this esx.
    can i manage a ts3100 by fibre channel on virtual machine?
    In this virtual machine can i virtualize hba on blade?
    tsm have a correct driver for interface this virtual hba?
    Thanks
     
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  3. Harry_Redl

    Harry_Redl Moderator

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    Hi,

    ESX does not support (as of ESX 3.5) attaching of Fibre Channel libraries. Few succeeded in attaching such library but never multi-lun one (which all IBM TS3xxx are - you have one LUN for changer and another for Drive0 on one SCSI ID).

    Sorry

    Harry

    http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vcb_35_new.pdf

    "In addition, it is not possible to connect a Fibre Channel device directly to a virtual machine."
     
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