I have an HP ML330-G6 server with a single SAS/SATA drive bay unit containing a pair of mirrored 250GB SATA disks, running off a P410 SAS controller - all working fine. Now I have just fitted an Ultrium 1760 SAS tape unit into the server and I can't get both the tape and the disks recognised under VMware.
So far I have tried two SAS configurations:
- Disk unit on one port of the P410 + tape unit on the other port using its provided cable
- Disk unit + tape unit on the SAS splitter cable supplied with the tape unit - tried on port 1 and port 2 of the P410 controller
If I use the Array Configuration Utilities for the server it always shows that I have a tape unit + disks attached, but VMware stubbornly only shows the tape unit.
I have tried generic ESXi 4.1 and also the 'HP tweaked' version.
Any relevant words of wisdom appreciated. Thanks.