Access fibre-channel tape library through RMAL?
We have a requirement to move our BE2010R3 installation (physical machine with fibre channel HBA) to a new virtual machine on BE2012 and I am aware that VMware ESXi does not support FC-connected robotic libraries.
If I put a simple Linux distro on a physical host with HBA connected to the SAN, can I use the Remote Media Agent for Linux to act as a gateway to the library?
I know RMAL simulates a tape library, but can it give access to a real SCSI tape library?
If this is not possible, what is the recommended way of accessing an FC tape library from inside a VM?