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I am trying to setup a disaster recovery testing environment using a HyperV host managed by MS SCVMM.  The host has a SAS LTO4 tape drive attached to it.  

Is it possible to pass a SAS tape drive from the host to a virtual machine so I can test restoring backups from tape using Symantec Backup Exec?  I have been unsuccessful in getting anything like that to work.
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As far as I know, It is not possible to pass a SAS device from the host to the guest VM in hyper-V like you can do with usb.

In vSphere 4 and newer there is a feature called VMDirectPath I/O, but I haven't tried it.
Here are some docs
http://www.vm-help.com/esx40i/VMDirectPath/USB_Setup.php
http://www.petri.co.il/vmware-esxi4-vmdirectpath.htm
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