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VMWare ESXI Storage Adapter path dead

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Hello

We have an HP DL360 G6 with an LSI SCSI adapter card for connecting our tape device. We have installed VMWare ESXI 4.1 (the latest version). We are unable to use the tape device. When I look on the host under configuration --> storage adapter --> path, the link is dead.

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Here is a screenshot from the host. The LSI adapter is detected but the device attached not.
26-08-2010-14-47-50.png
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Are you sure your tape device is still supported in ESXi 4.1 ?

You can use the following link to see if it is: http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php 

Also, several people have reported that tape devices do not connect properly with 4.1, you can try downgrading to 4.0, there's a big chance it will connect again.
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Hi Sarcast

We have just downgrade to ESXI 4.0 U1 and now the device is working. Is there any way we can get this working under esxi 4.1?

Grtz
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Either wait for an upgrade or patch from VMware or create a support ticket with them and see if they have a fix for you.

3rd option might be hacking vmware with a 3rd party driver.. I'd suggest against that as it might compromise stability, nor have I experience doing so.

Check out the follow thread, seems you're not the only one with this issue::
http://communities.vmware.com/thread/276877
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by:FlipTrip
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Thx for the help. We will keep our system on 4.0
Grtz
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