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VMware 5.5 + HP Smart Array P222 + HP StoreEver 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader

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Need urgent help!!!

We have a 1/8 G2 Autoloader connected to our HOST, however VM can only see LUN 0 'The tape drive'. Host is not picking up LUN 1 which should be the 'Media Changer' has anyone got a workaround when using HP Autoloaders?

Hardware:
VMware ESXI 5.5.0, 1331820
HP DL560 Gen 8 (latest firmware)
Dedicated HP Smart Array P222 SCSI card (current firmware)
HP StoreEver 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader LTO-5 Ultrium SAS (current firmware)

For some reason, VMware cannot see the 'robotic media changer on LUN 1' card and device are approved by HP. :(

Please help???

Missing LUN1 Media Changer
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Maybe you could get it to work with Hyper-V instead of VMware, although you are being shouted at for connecting a RAID controller to a tape drive you do have HP's recommended hardware setup. They provide drivers for Linux and Windows that make use of the cache to make the tape drive go even faster than it could go on a non-RAID HBA.
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