Tape Drive "Dead" in VMWare Esx 4.1 using Tandberg LTO-4 drive
Posted on 2010-11-10
I have an ESX 4.1 server running on a Dell R710 box. I installed a Dell Single Channel Ultra 320 SCSI card a few weeks ago and attached our old HP LTO drive to it. This worked fine. Today I replaced the old HP LTO drive with a Tandberg LTO-4 drive. The status of the tape drive is now "dead". I look under "Storage Adapters" and the SCSI card shows up as 53c1030 PCIx Fusion-MPT Dual Ultra 320 SCSI card. The path is listed as " vmhba2:C0:T3:L0 Lun 0 Status=Dead.
I tried the command that someone else mentioned in another post - started with esxcli. However, their card was an Adaptec. Any thoughts on how to get the tape drive to show up?