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1760 tapedrive incompatible with ESX4.1+ ??

Dominique Epp
Occasional Contributor

1760 tapedrive incompatible with ESX4.1+ ??

We have a DL360 ProLiant server w/ an VMware HCL-listed Adaptec SCSI adapter, connected to a LTO4 Ultrium 1760 tape.
The server OS is VMware Esx4.1i. The storage adapter is recognized, but the tape status is marked Red and as Dead on the ESX Configuration Pane. At system boot, however, the Tape is correctly recognized after POST.

HP support says that this tape device is compatible with ESX4.0, but not with ESX4.1, which I find hard to believe. Has anybody experienced similar problems or does this tapedevice work with ESX4.1 ?
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Jan Soska
Honored Contributor

Re: 1760 tapedrive incompatible with ESX4.1+ ??

Hello,
locally attached tapes should be compatiblem with ESX. Have you tried contact Adaptec and/or Vmware ?

Jan
Dominique Epp
Occasional Contributor

Re: 1760 tapedrive incompatible with ESX4.1+ ??

Yes, on VMware's advice, I changed the SCSI-adapter to an Adaptec-device on the HCL. This didn't change anything. Next step will be to try with another 1760 tape device.
BENMOUR
Occasional Visitor

Re: 1760 tapedrive incompatible with ESX4.1+ ??

Did you solve your problem, cause I m working on project wich have a similar scenario than yours (I want use LTO4 U 1760 tape on server HP Proliant DL380, so if you have any information ??
thanks