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can i add a SCSI tape drive on the host machine to a guest hyper-v server?

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can i add a SCSI tape drive on the host machine to a guest hyper-v server?

i have a 2950 DELL with a scsi card installed and a tape library and a stand alone tape drive attached to the card.  both the library its two lto4 drives and the stand alone lt04 drive showup and work on the host 2008 64bit server.  i have created a virtual machine with 2k3 and it is running fine.  

Can i add the scsi tape drives to my virtual machine?  how do i do this?
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The only way you can access the tape drive from the guest is if you can access it via iSCSI.  

You can only access disk resources, keyboard, mouse, video, network, serial and I think parallel ports from the host.  SCSI devices (not disk), USB devices, firewire, and other hardware is not available to your guest.

You will need to use the tape drive with the host only.  SCSI to iSCSI bridges cost from around $600 to $5000.  See http://www.attostore.com/iscsibridges.html#ipbridge1500d 
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