Connecting SAS Tape Autoloader to VMWare ESXi 5.x

Note: Previous versions of ESXi use different namespaces in esxcli command.

Determine driver for your SAS card, (e.g. Dell 6Gbps SAS HBA Adapter uses mpt2sas)

  • Connect to ESXi via ssh
  • Run: esxcli storage nmp satp rule add VMW_SATP_LOCAL –driver=”mpt2sas” –description=”Rule forHP Tape Autoloader”
  • Reboot ESXi