Citrix XenServer + Backup Exec 2012 - Ultrium 3000 SAS Guest OS Pass-Through
I researched this current issue approximately two years ago, and with advances in technology (and new software iterations) I'm hoping my 2nd attempt is more sucessful.
We currently employee HP Ultrium 3000 SAS Backup Tape Device (LTO5) and use Backup Exec 2012 on our current File & Print Server, we (like most companies) are looking to explore Virtualization options and have a brand-new XenServer Server awaiting Deployment - my hopes and dreams is to have the XenServer Hypervisor (Host) running a Windows Server 2008 R2 Guest OS (the File & Print Server) and be able to install and run Backup Exec 2012 as we would as a standalone piece of software on the Guest, but obviously backing up to the HP Ultrium 3000 SAS Tape Drive which is connected through XenServer.
I believe with the new XenServer 6.2, it has allowed many new Pass-Through options and wondering if this is no longer a dream but a possibility? Has anyone achieve something similar and can shed any light on the above?