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  • Access SCSI tape drive from virtual machine

    My boss has asked me to do the following:

    Create a virtual Windows NT Server box that can access the scsi tape drive on the host.

    The host is a Windows 2000 Server.

    I have created the host and virtual machine, using Workstation 6.5. When the machine is working correctly it will be accessed through VMware player.

    I can add the Generic SCSI device (SCSI 0:1). When I try to change the device status to connected I get an error that says, "Failed to connect virtual sevice scsi 0:1". The physical SCSI device is "SCSI1:".

    Thanks

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    Re: Access SCSI tape drive from virtual machine

    uhm.. even if you manage to successfully get it passed thru, it's going to be very slow..

    we tried this with LTO4 on an ESX server, and the results were painful at best.
    It caused more PSODs on the host than anything else
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      Re: Access SCSI tape drive from virtual machine

      That isn't my problem. He asked me to see if it would work, not how well it will work.

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      • #4
        Re: Access SCSI tape drive from virtual machine

        you might be able to do it with ESX, but i dunno about vmware player sorry
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