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G2 Autoloader in VMWare

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G2 Autoloader in VMWare

I am trying to install a HP 1/8 G2 Autloader on a VMWare ESX 4.0 virtual server. I am using a Smart Array P212 and the server is a HP Proliant DL380 G7. I can get the system to see the tape drive but not thetape library. VMWare tell me this is a vendor specific issue.


Frequent Advisor

Re: G2 Autoloader in VMWare

This is autoloader is a multi-lun autoloader (see user manual). So tape drive and media changer device will use the same SCSI ID but on different luns. This is not supported VMware. It will just see the tape drive.


This restriction is documented in the EBS compatibillity Matrix of September 20211 which can be downloaded here:

page 29, keyword "multi target'


best regards,



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Re: G2 Autoloader in VMWare

It is working for me at some smaller shops.

VMware Tape Drive pass-through