Tape Redirector installation on Windows Hyper-V 2019

Tape drive and auto-loader redirector over iSCSI

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maxxe74
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Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:41 pm

Hi,

can someone help me figure out how can I install/configure the software Tape Redirector on my Server Hyper-V 2019 (the core and free version) so that I can expose the LTO drive (attached via SAS to the HOST ) to my VM?

Thanks a lot in advance for any support,
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yaroslav (staff)
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Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:34 pm

Use this guide https://www.starwindsoftware.com/resour ... edirector/.
But, a GUI-enabled version of Windows (Windows 7; 8; 8.1; 10).
maxxe74
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Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:26 pm

Thanks for the guide Yaroslav,

however do you mean it's not possible to install it on a no GUI version of Windows?

Thanks,
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Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:57 pm

I was not able to find any scripts among those provided with StarWindX, which means that you still need GUI to configure Tape Redirector. I will clarify this question with my colleagues.
You can request a trial license and install management console on some Windows VM or laptop.
maxxe74
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Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:14 pm

Dear Yaroslav,
I was finally able to download and start the installation of tape redirector. On the "core" server however, without the console app which is available on a standard Windows server with GUI, I do not know how should I configure my drive.
Thanks for your support,
Max
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Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:44 pm

You can install StarWind Management Console on a VM or Windows PC (Windows 7; 8; 8.1; 10 are supported) that can communicate with Windows Server Coure host. In Management Console, select Add server and type IP address of the server where StarWind VSAN was installed.
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Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:23 pm

Update: GUI is the only option in this case.
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