Setting up a backup testing environment

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.
Donna HSr. Manager of ITAsked:
Who is Participating?
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
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.