SCSI Tape Device attached to vmWare ESX Host for Backup Exec?
Posted on 2009-03-30
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.