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SCSI Tape Device attached to vmWare ESX Host for Backup Exec?

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I would like to run Backup Exec 11d on a VM.
I installed the Adaptec PCI SCSI card on the ESX host and it sees it.
I went to "edit setting" on my VM and added a SCSI device. I was given the option to select either the drive, or the library itself.  When i selected the drive, booted the VM, and tried to install the drivers, BE returned a "database error".
I shutdown the VM, removed the virtual SCSI device, and added a new one, this time pointing it to the library.  After booting the VM and installing the drivers I was able to see the tape device in Backup Exec with all 12 slots.  However when I try and write anything to the tapes I get a "No idle devices are ready".  When I try and Inventory I get the same error.

Any ideas?
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do you see both the library and drive inside the VM?
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From http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1000024

"If you're using a robotic tape library, you'll need to assign one SCSI ID for each tape drive and also one for the robotic changer."
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by:GWitek
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Thanks!
For new-b's what was figured out here is right click you VM>edit Settings>Add> SCSI Device> and make sure you add the tape drive and the library.
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