Are PnP libraries supported when MA is a VM?

Last post 05-31-2011, 3:41 PM by vecch. 3 replies.
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  • Are PnP libraries supported when MA is a VM?
    Posted: 05-20-2011, 11:34 AM



    If my Media Agent is a Virtual Machine running on a VMware ESXi4.1 server and I connect a USB drive to the VM, will I be able to configure a PnP library on that MA and backup to the USB drive?

    If yes, can I do the same but with an eSATA drive instead of a USB drive?




  • Re: Are PnP libraries supported when MA is a VM?
    Posted: 05-23-2011, 3:25 PM

    If the USB or esata is emulated to the VM i dont see why this wouldnt work.  I supposed this would be similar to a physical RDM, but note that if this VM is backed up this drives data will not likely be captured.

    As long as you can go into disk management and see the disk, it should be able to be configured as a mag lib.


  • Re: Are PnP libraries supported when MA is a VM?
    Posted: 05-30-2011, 2:54 PM

    Thanks Vincenzo.

    As a maglib yes, but can I configure it as a plug & play maglib?

    I want to backup to an external SATA drive, disconnect the drive and plug it into another MA and restore from it.







  • Re: Are PnP libraries supported when MA is a VM?
    Posted: 05-31-2011, 3:41 PM



    I believe the following registry key will get you there...


    Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CommVault Systems\Galaxy\Instance<xxx>\
    Unix Not Applicable
    NetWare Not Applicable
    Key MediaAgent (standard)
    Value bSupportPnPSATADrives (optional)
    Value Type (Windows only) DWORD Value
    Valid Range 0 or 1
    Default Value 0
    Created in User-created on the MediaAgent computer
    Description This key is used to detect removable SATA drives (non-OS system drives) as PnP libraries.

    This key is not created by default. Manually create this key and set the value to a '1' to detect SATA system drives as PnP libraries. Setting this key to '0' will detect the SATA drives as removable drives.

    Additional Information You may find additional information in PnP (Plug and Play) Disk Libraries - Configure a PnP Disk Library.
    Applies to PnP libraries configured in the MediaAgent in which the registry key is established.
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