Comments 8 Posted In Red Hat Virtualization Is a SCSI Tape Drive visible to Guest VMs attached to a Hypervisor Host? Latest response 2019-01-18T00:45:29+00:00 I am converting to RHEV from vmware ESX3. I have a SCSI tape drive on my currect ESX box that the locally running guest VM can see. Is this also possible with RHEV? If not, what are my options? SC Started 2013-06-10T12:10:23+00:00 by Scott Coats Active Contributor 150 points Log in to join the conversation Responses Sort By Oldest Sort By Newest Red Hat 25369 points 17 June 2013 8:28 AM David Powles Administrator Hi Scott, I'll see if I can find someone who'll be able to answer this for you. Guru 6863 points 17 June 2013 12:02 PM firstname.lastname@example.org Community Leader Hey Scott - I'll apologize in advance for not being thorough on this response (first day back after Summit and I have a ton of catch-up ...) I have searched on 'SCSI passthru' before to accomplish what you are after. I do not recall if I found a solution that would work, or not. http://wiki.qemu.org/Features/VirtioSCSI http://www.linux-kvm.com/content/virtio-scsi I will try to revisit this thread when I get more time, otherwise - hopefully someone else can chime in also. Red Hat 25369 points 24 June 2013 8:36 AM David Powles Administrator James, did you end up having any luck finding a solution on this one? Guru 6863 points 24 June 2013 12:25 PM email@example.com Community Leader Everything I find continues to point back to the example at linux-kvm.org, which indicates this would work on KVM without and issue, but also requires a command-line modification. (I found that KVM actually set a new record for the number of IOPs using SCSI-passthru). RHEV 3.0 allowed Direct LUN access as a custom hook, and then it was included as a feature in 3.1. The oVirt documentation also references virtio-scsi which should allow the access needed. Unfortunately I do not have the hardware to test/validate any of this. :-( http://www.ovirt.org/Features/Virtio-SCSI#Adding_a_DirectLUN_Disk_.28lun_passthrough.29 Red Hat 25369 points 25 June 2013 6:39 AM David Powles Administrator Got it. Thanks for checking it out! Pro 434 points 2 July 2014 3:38 AM Andres Mujica According to this article is not possible to do what the OP is asking in RHEV https://access.redhat.com/solutions/885593 EK Newbie 19 points 11 January 2019 6:24 PM Ervan Kuhnke Has any updates in the software(Overt/RHEV) Offer any support for High Capacity tape of any kind... This is a serious short coming Red Hat Guru 2085 points 18 January 2019 12:45 AM Marcus West It is possible to add host devices to RHV virtual machines - more information can be found in the Virtual Machine Management Guide. If you are having difficulty passing specific devices through, please contact Red Hat Support for further assistance.