Questions about Tape drive pass through in Hyper-V? "why is it not an option?" RRS feed

  • Question


    Why is it that Hyper-V does not suppor tape drive pass through. Every other virtualization program i have tried supports this. Hyper-V seemed to work great for me but without this feature I can't use it.


    It seems like a giant limitation by MS to not allow the passthrough od devices connected to SCSI, SAS, and Fiber HBA's.


    Perhaps I am missing something is there a functionality or security reason that they do not allow this?




    Friday, June 20, 2008 12:53 AM

All replies

  • I am in the same situation.  I plan on running our backup solution on a VM and I am looking for a way to setup tape drive passthrough.  It is a SCSI device, and you can do HDD passthrough I don't see why tape drive passthrough wouldn't work.  If anybody knows how to do this, I would aprpeciate it.


    Friday, August 15, 2008 8:23 PM

    Lack of SCSI passthrough kills Hyper-V for us too, such a shame, was really looking forward to it.
    Tuesday, August 19, 2008 2:56 AM
  • You folks chould ask about this over in the Technet forum.. that's were all the hyper-v forum action is at.


    As of 8/22/2008 this forum is de-comissioned, and there's pretty much nobody minding this particular MSDN forum..  all the virtualization support is over in the technet form



    (note the pinned message at the top of the forum that they are de-commissioning these on the 22nd  )


    Further discussion of this issue should be moved to the technet virtulization forum.


    Thursday, September 18, 2008 4:15 PM