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Transferring a SCSI controller and a tape drive to a VM

We are replacing our existing server with new box with two VMs on it.  I would like to transfer the existing tape drive from the old server, and have one of the VMs make use of it.

Is there anything more to it than physically moving the controller and tape drive to the new hardware, and making sure it appears in the VM?  Or is there more to it?

Thanks,

TN
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
That is the theory.

If that works for you, you are going to be lucky. There have been issues with SCSI Controllers that are supported in VMware ESX/ESXi.

have a look at these previous solutions

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/Q_26751845.html

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/Q_26802040.html

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/Q_26833601.html

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
if your scsi card is an Adaptec card, it's supported for SCSI passthrough.

or you can use VMDirectPath I/O Passthrough.

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1010789 for more information on VMDirectPath I/O Passthrough.

let me know if you require any further assistance.
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