We received Gostev's tips to allow us to prepare for v7 in the coming months.
We are using tape, very excited by v7, so need to make sure that his tips for tap readiness will work in our environment
For those using tape, in this first iteration of tape support we will only devices which are directly connected to the backup management server. This means, for example, that if your backup server is virtual, and your tape library uses FC connectivity, you will have to move your backup server to the physical box that your tape library is connected to. Also, we require that OEM drivers for your tape devices are installed (there is no support for devices that appear as Unknown or Generic in Windows Device Manager), so start looking for the latest drives now.
Our setup is:
The SAS tape and media changer backplane is connected by using VMDirectPath, and using OEM drivers
Will VMDirectPath work with Veeam v7?
I'm sure we're not the only people in the same boat, just wanting to pose the question in case we need to work out another way to setup our tape loader