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Overland Tape Drive, Adaptec SCSI Card and VMWare ESXi 5.0.0

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Hello EE,

I have the following setup:

Dell PowerEdge T610
VMWare ESXi 5.0.0
Windows 2003 Server Standard Ed. 32-bit
Symantec Backup Exec 2012
Adaptec 29320LPE Card (SCSI ID: 0:7)
Overland NEO 200 SCSI Tape Drive (SCSI ID: 0:4)

My goal is to use VMWare to run Backup Exec 2012 and utilize the internal Adaptec 29320LPE SCSI card.

When I boot into Windows, the device manager doesn't see the Adaptec 29320LPE card.  I've gone into the Resource Allocation area of the VM, Edit, Hardware tab, show all devices checked, and added a SCSI Device at SCSI ID 0:1 to represent the Adaptec 2932LPE card.  SCSI ID 0:7 is not available.

I've gone into the Adaptec SCSI bios and both the SCSI card and tape drive appear at SCSI ID 7 and 0 respectively.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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