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Hyper-V/ESXi and Tape Library

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Is it possible to publish a tape library to a guest OS through Hyper-V or ESXi? I have a HP StorageWorks MSL2024 that I would like to publish through Hyper-V or ESXi, if possible. If not, I guess I can use the host OS of a Hyper-V server.
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ESXi will allow tape library's to be added to guest VMs.  They are quite easy to add and I have done this many times on several setups.  This is also documented in the following VMware KB article.

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1016407

Hope this helps
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You can't do it under Hyper-V unless you can attach to the tape library via iSCSI from the guest.
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