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how to add my LTO Device to Vmware Work Station

Created: 05 Feb 2013 • Updated: 12 Feb 2013 | 1 comment
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i have Dell server R410 attached with LTO Tap Device 

I installed VMware workstation 9 then  installed Windows Server 2008 r2 on a virtual machine 

but TAP device not appear in  a virtual machine 

Please advise 

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CraigV's picture


Firstly you will run an unsupported is recommended by Symantec that you run a physical server as a media server.

To add the drive, follow the VMware TN below:


EDIT: also refer to the Symantec TN below:

Alternative ways to access Backup Exec Technical Support: