We are testing some new backup software running on a virtual machine. I am hoping that somehow I can still use our SCSI tape drive with this VM.
I understand that I can connect the tape drive to one of the ESX hosts and use it that way, but it is my understanding that the VM must stay on the host where the tape drive is connected, correct? So this won't help me because we need the VM to be able to vMotion without losing its connection.
We already have devices that allow us to connect USB devices and serial port devices to virtual machines over an IP connection. I think what I need is an iSCSI bridge, but I want to be sure I am on the right track and if anyone can recommend any particular brand of hardware.