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HPE StoreEver MSL6480 Tape Library
Overview
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 Tape Library
The HPE StoreEver MSL6480 Tape Library is the gold standard for mid-range tape automation, delivering best-in-class scalability,
density, and performance to meet your short-term backup and disaster recovery data protection needs, as well as long-term archive
requirements. Keep pace with data growth by seamlessly scaling up to 7 modules-without disrupting daily data protection. The
MSL6480 also saves floor space by providing the highest tape drive density per module of any mid-range tape library. The
MSL6480 Tape Library reduces the time and resources needed to achieve enterprise-class manageability, equipping you with
proactive monitoring on single pane of glass control.
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 Tape Library
Industry leading scalability - from an 80-slot Base Library Module to 560 slots in a
42U Rack with the addition of up to 6 Expansion Modules
What's New
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HPE StoreEver MSL6480 LTO-7 Path Failover licenses are now available.
New renamed HPE StoreEver MSL6480 LTO-5/6 Path Failover licenses are now available.
LTO-7 Ultrium 15000 FC and SAS tape drives and tape media are now available
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Overview
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MSL Tape Library Family
Comparison
Easy scalability - pay as you grow with the fast, non-disruptive addition of Expansion Modules
for expansion of tape slots.
Start with an 80-slot 6U form-factor Base Library Module, and add up to 6 Expansion Library
Modules for a total of 560 slots in a 42U rack form factor
Performance scaling from 1 to 42 LTO HH Tape Drives and transfer rates of 300 MB/s per
LTO-7 Tape Drive.
Industry leading storage density to save rack space, floor space, power, cooling and
management costs - 13 cartridge slots (81 TB) per 1U of rack space
Best in class flexibility with up to 20 logical library partitions
Customer installable, scalable and serviceable with a color touch control panel and wizards for
installation and configuration
Intelligent, proactive and predictive reporting with HPE StoreEver TapeAssure Advanced
Manage multiple HPE Tape Libraries from a single pane of glass with HPE StoreEver
CommandView Tape Library software
Using the HPE Encryption Kit get the simplest, lowest cost encryption and key management
solution available - no additional software required
Existing customers of MSL2024, 4048, 8048 and 8096 Tape Libraries can repurpose their
drive canisters in the new MSL6480 to leverage their investment
HPs extensive interoperability testing means that MSL6480 integrates with industry-leading
servers, operating systems and backup software
Achieve higher levels of availability with data path failover and control path failover.
MSL2024
MSL4048
MSL6480
LTO-7 Ultrium 15000, LTO-6
Ultrium 6250
LTO-5 Ultrium 3000, 3280
LTO-4 Ultrium 1760
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LTO-7 Ultrium 15000, LTO-6
Ultrium 6250
LTO-5 Ultrium 3000, 3280
LTO-4 Ultrium 1760
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LTO-7 Ultrium 15000, LTO-6
Ultrium 6250
LTO-5 Ultrium 3000, 3280
LTO-4 Ultrium 1760
42 HH, 21 FH
Maximum Capacity
(2.5:1 compression)
360TB (LTO-7)
720 TB (LTO-7)
8.4 PB (LTO-7, 560 slots)
1,200 TB (LTO-7, 80 slots)
Maximum Capacity
(2:1 compression)
72 TB (LTO-5)
38.4 TB (LTO-4)
144 TB (LTO-5)
76.8 TB (LTO-4)
1.68 PB (LTO-5, 560 slots)
2.16 TB/hr (two 15000)
1.15 TB/hr (two 6250)
4.32 TB/hr (four 15000)
2.3 TB/hr (four 6250)
45 TB/hr (Qty. 42 of 15000)
8 Gb Native Fibre Channel
(LTO-7, -6, -5)
4 Gb Native Fibre Channel
6 Gb/sec SAS (LTO-7, -6, -5)
8 Gb Native Fibre Channel
(LTO-7,-6, -5)
4 Gb Native Fibre Channel
6 Gb/sec SAS (LTO-7, -6, -5)
8 Gb Native Fibre Channel
(LTO-7,-6, -5)
4 Gb Native Fibre Channel
(LTO-4)
6 Gb/sec SAS (LTO-7. -6, -5)
Drive Technology Supported
Maximum Number of Drives
Maximum Data Transfer
(Native)
Drive Interface
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Scalability
Keep pace with data growth across the lifecycle with the MSL6480's industry leading scalability.
Effortlessly address both short-term and long-term storage capacity and performance needs and
respond to unpredictable data growth, variance in service, or changes to backup window and retention
period. Scale-out architecture allows you to pay as you grow - simply add in new modules to boost
capacity and performance without investing in a whole new library.
The unique modular design of the MSL6480 includes a continuous robotics feature to provide in-box
scaling for higher performance, greater scalability, and higher reliability. Upgrades are fast and nondisruptive. Scale vertically from 80 to 560 cartridge slots to store up to 8.4 PB* in a single 19-inch rack.
Several drive options are available
• Half Height Drives: add between 1 and 42HPE StoreEver LTO-7 Ultrium 15000, LTO-6 Ultrium
6250, LTO-5 Ultrium 3000or LTO-4 Ultrium 1780 half-height SAS tape drives
• Full Height Drives: add in between 1 and 21 HPE StoreEver LTO-5 Ultrium 3280 FC tape drives
for speeds up to 30.2 TB/hour.
• Any mixture of HH or FH drives in supported within the library
Scaling up with the MSL6480 couldn't be easier:
• Start with an empty Base Library and standard redundant power supplies.
• Add between 1 and 6 LTO-5,LTO-6, or LTO-7 half-height tape drives or 1 to 3 LTO-5 fullheight tape drives, and utilize up to 80 cartridge slots - a fully configured base unit with LTO7 provides a max capacity of up to 8,400 TBs (assuming 2.5:1 compression)
• Then add between 1 and 6 empty expansion modules to the Base Library - each 6U expansion
module includes standard redundant power supplies. Expansion modules can be flexibly
installed above or below the base library module.
• You can then configure each expansion module with up to 6x LTO-7, LTO-6, LTO-5or LTO-4
half-height tape drives or 3 LTO-5 FC tape drives, and utilize up to 80 cartridge slots
*Assumes fully loaded with LTO-6 at a 2.5:1 data compression ratio
Easy Installation
Expansion modules are customer-installable; easy to configure and remove. The MSL6480 features a
color touch operator control panel with wizards for installation and configuration.
The MSL Tape Libraries are shipped as a rack-ready unit. The rack mount hardware included with the
library allows installation in a variety of HPE racks. For more information on the HPE rack offerings,
please see the following URL: http://www.hpe.com/info/rackandpower
Manageability
The HPE StoreEver MSL6480 comes with web-based remote manageability so it can be easily
monitored and managed from across the room or across the globe. Functions included in the
management tool include:
• Status information on the drive and system
• System configuration operations and reporting
• System error and status logs
• Library and drive firmware upgrade capabilities
• Diagnostic tests and information
• Cartridge movement for maintenance and management purposes
• Cleaning cartridge support
• Security and access control
• SNMP support for IP communication
• Partitioning and Encryption management
• HTTPS capable
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IPv6 (Phase 2 and USGv6 certified) and IPv4 network protocol support
Command Language Interface (CLI), a menu-driven interface for obtaining library status,
configuration information, and tape movement capability
HPE Command View for HPE Command View TL for Tape Libraries aggregates multiple HPE tape libraries for centralized
management. It is also the nerve center for TapeAssure data collection and analysis and manages the
Tape Libraries
HPE ESL G3, ESL E-Series, EML, and MSL classes of tape libraries.
With Command View TL monitor backup logs, check drive status, receive trouble alerts, diagnose
problems, and much more -- through a simple browser interface from anywhere in the world.
Set up and configure your FC or SAS attached tape library in less than two hours with configuration
wizards and graphical interface:
• Select from a list of multiple supported libraries to manage
• View asset information for the library system
• View health summaries for all components of the library system
• View library inventory: slots, media, and drives
• Search for media by barcode label
• View details on drives and robotics, including WWNs, speeds, and connection types
• Configure hosts/HBA-to-drive mapping and masking settings with Secure Manager
• Automatically discover hosts and HBAs on the SAN or add your own for access control and
security purposes
• Upgrade firmware on all library components
• Configure SNMP and email trap/event destinations to receive alerts asynchronously
• View persistent event logs for the library system
TapeAssure Advanced
The HPE MSL6480 is available with HPE StoreEver TapeAssure Advanced - complete tape
infrastructure analytics software designed to reduce unscheduled backup downtime, mitigate the risks
in hardware failures and increase the return on investment through higher asset utilization.
HPE StoreEver TapeAssure Advanced Software provides an intuitive, easy to use dashboard, and
advance analytics feature for performance, health and utilization related to tape drives and cartridges.
TapeAssure Advanced Software is integrated into HPE StoreEver Command View TL Software for
single pane of glass management, monitoring and analytics.
TapeAssure Advanced Software provides a dashboard display with pie charts, live and historical graphs
for performance, health and utilization data, and highlights issues in the tape infrastructure. Advanced
analytics feature makes use of predictive analytics to forecast the likelihood of failures, bottlenecks and
load balancing issues in the tape infrastructure. It has unique capabilities of analytics around drive and
library health and life as well as cartridge health and life. Analysis of drive/tape utilization forecast helps
to plan hardware investments in a better way.
NOTE: HPE StoreEver TapeAssure Advanced Software is licensed by tape library; one license is
required for each tape library.
Data Verification
HPE StoreEver Data Verification Software provides the ability to periodically scan and validate the
quality of data on LTO tape cartridges stored in a tape backup or archive. Periodically scanning
infrequently accessed tapes stored in a vault or inside a tape library to verify the data integrity so that
a successful restore is possible when that critical business data is needed. StoreEver Data Verification
Software is fully integrated into the HPE StoreEver Command View Tape Library Software and
TapeAssure Advanced Software providing single pane of glass management, multi-library
manageability, and proactive notification of health, usage, and life of the library, media, and tape drives.
Key Features:
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Periodically scan infrequently accessed LTO tapes to verify health of tape cartridges as well as
the data stored on those tapes.
• Improve reliability and reduce the risk of restore failure
• Flexible policy based scan to verify data is healthy and accessible.
• Scanning without interrupting host applications.
• Protect all tape cartridges, active and vaulted archived media, with the same license.
• Receive proactive notification for needed media migration.
• Fully integrated with Command View Tape Library
Business Benefits:
• Ensures critical business data can be restored when most needed
• High Availability - No impact to backup operations
• Ease of Use - Single license for media in and out of the library
• Save Money - Migrate data only when needed
High density storage
Save rack space, floor space, and power and cooling costs with industry leading storage density.
Offering 13 cartridge slots per 1U of rack space (or up to 195 TBs per 1U of rack space) using LTO-7
drives, the MSL6480 provides the highest tape drive density per module of any mid-range tape library.
Partitioning
The MSL6480 Tape Library supports up to 20 logical partitions for greater flexibility and higher asset
utilization.
Partitioning allows each partitioned library to be presented to the host as an independent library,
separate from other partitions in the library. Hosts for each partition own independent sets of media
and can use ISV software that is different from the other partitions allowing maximum flexibility and
utilization of the MSL library.
Proven Reliability
With a rating of 2,000,000 robot load/unload cycles, the MSL Tape Libraries provides necessary high
reliability for today's demanding environment. To improve reliability and longevity, all HPE Ultrium
products feature Data Rate Matching (DRM). This allows the tape drive to dynamically and
continuously adjust the speed of the drive, to match the speed of the host or network. This increases
performance, reduces mechanical wear on the tape drive and extends tape life.
HPE Tape Libraries include redundancy features for high availability. Dual power supplies are standard
for increased system reliability and uptime.
Longevity
Organizations need to be confident that their data in archive is still there when they need it. LTO tape
media is specified with a 30 year shelf life in normal ambient conditions. HPE TapeAssure Advanced
also analysis the results of every tape use to ensure the availability of data placed in long-term storage,
archive or DR.
HPE StoreOpen with LTFS makes accessing files as easy as disk. Retrieve files from long-term storage
without dependency on backup software or hardware.
Safeguarding data for
Disaster Recovery
The HPE StoreEver MSL6480 Tape Library can provide the 'last line of defense' for your data.
• Tape is inherently 'offline to threats' - tape's removable media is off-line to the threats from
viruses, hackers and cyber-attacks that online data on disk is susceptible to. It is also a
logically clean copy that won't be accidentally overwritten by mirroring software.
• LTO-7, LTO-6 and LTO-5 Ultrium tape drives include hardware based data encryption to
prevent unauthorized access to data at rest.
• LTO-7, LTO-6 and LTO-5 cartridges are available with write-once-read-many (WORM)
capability to prevent accidental overwriting of data archived on the tape.
Both WORM and hardware-based data encryption features help organizations with compliance to
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increased data security regulations.
High Availability
To make the most of your library performance, the MSL6480 offers high availability failover capability
utilizing LTO-7, LTO-6 and LTO-5 Tape Drives.
• Basic Data Path Failover feature (Supports LTO-5 and LTO-6 drives):
This feature requires the HPE StoreEver MSL6480 High Availability LTO-5/LTO-6
Data Path Failover License
Both ports of the drive are physically connected but only one is active.
Both ports are configured identically.
If a link failure is detected on the active port, the drive automatically deactivates that
link and activates the standby link using the exact same names, reservations,
encryption settings, etc.
Host may detect momentary connection loss then the drive connection recovers..
• Basic Control Path Failover feature (Supports LTO-5 and LTO-6 drives)
This feature requires the HPE StoreEver MSL6480 High Availability LTO-5/LTO-6
Control Path Failover License.
The library has a virtual link through Control Path drive back to the switch.
The library has a unique WWN and shows up on the switch as a unique device
instead of as a LUN behind a drive.
Both links share the same identity and only one is active at a time.
When one link goes down the other is activated with the same identity as the first
link.
The host may detect a momentary link loss then the library is back at a different
switch port but with the same identity.
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Driver-based Data Path Failover (supports LTO-6 drives)
This feature requires the HPE StoreEver MSL6480 High Availability LTO-5/LTO-6
Data Path Failover License.
SAN wide failure protection
Both ports are connected and both are active but the driver selects between them
and uses them one at a time.
If a link breaks anywhere between the host and the drive, the host side driver
switches to another path and recovers outstanding commands.
Drivers handle errors before applications see them.
Driver-based Control Path Failover (supports LTO-6 drives)
This feature requires the HPE StoreEver MSL6480 High Availability LTO-5/LTO-6
Control Path Failover License.
SAN wide failure protection
Both the Control Path (CP) drive and the Control Path Failover (CPF) drive are
accessible from the same hosts.
If the Control Path drive is lost, the library activates the Control Path Failover drive
and the host-based drivers find the robot on the new path.
Drivers will handle errors before applications see them.LTO-7 driver-based Data and Control
Path Failover (supports LTO-7 drives):
LTO-7 Path Failover supports Data Path and Control Path failover, unlocking featuresets with just one license enabled in the library.
Both Drive paths are active; both ports are green and up in the library and the switch.
The Driver-Based Failover technology has the failover intelligence in the driver that
runs on the server. Drivers on the host perform path and command failover recovery.
Requires host driver support, in addition to minimal tape drive and library firmware
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Data Encryption
features, to manage multiple paths across multiple SAN. Presents a single drive or
library path to applications and automatically transfers commands to the new path if
the original path is lost.
The transfer to the failover path is invisible to most applications, avoiding the need
for user intervention.
The Driver-Based Failover will only present one library path and one drive path to the
host for each library or drive that is attached to the host.
If an LTO-7 drive is enabled for Driver-Based Failover, it can still be seen by hosts
with a standard driver even though the Driver-Based Failover will not be functional.
The HPE MSL6480 Tape Library offers multiple options for data encryption, depending on the
requirements for policy, regulation, compliance, and centralized key management.
Protect the confidentiality and integrity of your data:
The HPE 1/8 G2 & MSL Encryption Kit provides a library-enabled encryption solution that greatly
enhances data privacy, confidentiality, and integrity of your critical business data while supporting
compliance requirements. While there are a wide range of encryption solutions available, the HPE 1/8
G2 & MSL Encryption Kit is intended to be an easy and affordable library-enabled solution for small
businesses.
The encryption kit includes two USB key server tokens, product documentation, and firmware support.
One encryption kit is needed per library or autoloader and it must be physically accessible so that the
USB token can be inserted into the automation device. One of the two tokens will plug into the USB
port in the autoloader or library and will generate and maintain encryption keys for the LTO-7, LTO-6
andLTO-5 drives/libraries. The USB key server token uses a hardware random number generator,
password authentication, and digital envelopes for strong encryption keys and security operations. The
encryption kit provides a self-contained solution for autoloaders and MSL libraries with no additional
software, PCs, or servers required or involved.
Protect critical data across an enterprise:
The HPE MSL6480 is compatible with Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Enterprise Secure Key Manager
(ESKM) that provides centralized encryption key management for HPE ESL G3 and MSL6480 Tape
Libraries. The tape libraries are capable of operation using either the ESKM proprietary protocol or the
KMIP 1.2 protocol. One library encryption license will be needed based on the protocol of choice (either
ESKM or KMIP). For more information on HPE ESKM, browse http://www.hpe.com/storage/eskm
For more information on all supported key management servers, please visit:
http://www.hpe.com/storage/BURAcompatibility
Secure Manager License HPE MSL6480 Secure Manager License is an optional software feature that provides an additional
level of security that lets you control access to the tape library by authorizing specific servers to access
the library's drives and robotics. Secure Manager increases backup reliability by blocking disruptive
traffic from unauthorized hosts to the library, which is one of the main causes of failed or incomplete
backups.
• Easily configure device-level SAN access settings
• Allow only authorized servers to access tape drives and critical data
• Manage access control from a single pane of glass, through the library itself
• Paths to robotics can be separated between two independent SANs for isolation purposes
Secure Manager allows you to:
• create host access groups
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add and modify host information
Map device access to specific hosts
allows a disable feature when switch zoning is desired
LTO Ultrium Technology HPE LTO (Linear Tape Open) Ultrium Tape Drives use best of breed technology.. Inclusion of
innovative features such as HPE Adaptive Tape Speed (ATS) ensure that HPE Ultrium drives can meet
the performance and reliability demands of a library environment. LTO technology is an open industry
standard format; thus data written on HPE Ultrium Tape Drives can be interchanged directly with
Ultrium Tape Drives from other vendors.
Investment protection
HPE LTO tape drives and automation products are founded on the LTO open standard and adhere to
the published LTO format roadmap which publishes the roadmap out to generation 8 at 32TB of
compressed capacity per cartridge. With in-built two generation backwards compatibility, LTO
customers can be assured of investment protection.
Data Rate Matching
Data Rate Matching combines sophisticated buffer management with variable tape drive motor speeds
to match the tape drive transfer rate to the host output. . This feature ensures that the tape drive
continues to stream data regardless of the environment, and brings three big advantages:
• It optimizes performance and maximizes overall efficiency, allowing the drive to respond
immediately to any data speed changes from the host.
• It minimizes rewinding and repositioning of the tape, significantly reducing physical wear and
increasing reliability.
• It minimizes the power requirements for the drive by reducing the number of repositions
needed.
LTO Ultrium Tape Drive
ATS data transfer rate range (native)
HP LTO-7 Ultrium 15000
HPE LTO-6 Ultrium 6250
HPE LTO-5 Ultrium 3000
HPE LTO-4 Ultrium 1760
HPE Ultrium WORM
101 to 300 MB/s
54 to 160 MB/s
47 to 140 MB/s
33 to 80 MB/s
Critical to the success of data retention policies in highly regulated environments is the ability to store
and manage data in an unalterable state. Following stringent guidelines set forth by regulatory
agencies such as the SEC and HIPPA, IT organizations must now integrate new solutions and policies
that can verify the integrity of stored data for periods that can extend well beyond seven years.
Every generation of LTO Ultrium since LTO-3 ( ) tape drives feature the ability to archive and store
data in a read-only, non-rewriteable format that meets the most stringent regulatory guidelines. Using
a combination of integrated fail-safe features in the drive firmware, cartridge memory, and tape
formatting, LTO Ultrium provides the ability to archive large amounts of data for periods of up to 30
years in a secure, untampered state. Ultrium tape drives include support for both rewritable and WORM
media providing for a secure, long-term archiving solution into any data protection strategy. LTO
Ultrium WORM provides the following advantages:
• A single drive to support all backup and archiving needs
• Two distinctive tape cartridges to easily distinguish and manage both rewriteable and WORM
data cartridges
• A specially designed WORM data cartridge with multiple integrated fail-safe features to
prevent accidental or intentional overwriting of data
• Support from many backup and archiving software vendors, providing the most
comprehensive and mainstream support in the industry
• The LTO open standard that offers greater choice and compatibility across all third- and
fourth-generation LTO Ultrium products
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HPE Data Protector
software
HPE Data Protector software automates high performance backup and recovery, from disk or tape,
over unlimited distances, to enable 24x7x365 business continuity and improve IT resource utilization.
Data Protector software responds to the pressure for lower IT costs and greater operational efficiency
Extensive scalability and features for continuous backup and recovery operations enable growth with a
single product. A superb solution, no other software can integrate better with the Hewlett Packard
Enterprise market-leading line of disk and tape family of products, as well as with other heterogeneous
storage infrastructures. As an integral component of the fast-growing Hewlett Packard Enterprise
software portfolio, which includes storage resource management, archiving, replication, and device
management software, Data Protector software also fully integrates with the Hewlett Packard
Enterprise management solutions, allowing managing data protection as an essential element of an
overall IT service. This solution offers the unique advantage of being able to source hardware, software,
and award winning service offerings from a single, trusted source.
Data Protector software simplifies the use of complex backup and recovery procedures with the fastest
installation, automated routine tasks, and easy-to-use features. The centralized multi-site management
easily allows implementing multi-site changes, adapting in real time to changing business
requirements. Appropriate for medium and large companies in any industry, Data Protector software is
the ideal solution to reduce IT costs and complexity while remaining reliable and scalable to grow from
single server environments to the largest distributed enterprise infrastructures.
For further information, please visit our web page at: http://www.hpe.com/storage/dataprotector
HPE StoreOpen
Automation
HPE StoreOpen Automation is a free downloadable application that extends the LTFS capability to
HPE Autoloaders, HPE MSL and ESL G3 Tape Libraries. By simply mounting the tape autoloader or
library as a file system, the intuitive HPE StoreOpen Automation interface makes it easier to copy,
rename, create or move files. When a cartridge folder is selected for use, that tape is automatically
moved to an available tape drive.
When two drives are present, HPE StoreOpen Automation supports tape-to-tape operations. HPE
StoreOpen Automation takes advantage of other standard HPE Tape Library features including data
encryption and HPE TapeAssure.
For more information, including user guide, downloads and compatibility, visit:
http://www.hpe.com/storage/HPStoreOpen
HPE Storage Media
Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommends HPE-branded cartridges in the MSL Tape Libraries to assure
the highest level of protection.. The test program for HPE media is the most thorough and
comprehensive in the industry.
All HPE cartridges must satisfy an exhaustive battery of additional tests that relate directly to real life
situations, where real data and real businesses are at stake. The benefit of the Hewlett Packard
Enterprise brand specification for media is consistent quality. Through the testing of thousands of HPE
drives and HPE cartridges, the ideal formulation for backup performance is defined and then
continuously monitored. This hugely resource-intensive process is unique to Hewlett Packard
Enterprise and affords deep insight into the HPE backup solution for a wide range of environments
and duty cycles. Your best choice for ease of support and maximum dependability is to use HPEbranded Ultrium cartridges at all times. Correctly labeling your media will allow the library to quickly
determine media and drive compatibility
Compatibility
Hewlett Packard Enterprise's extensive compatibility testing program assures that your HPE MSL Tape
Libraries work with leading servers, operating systems, and backup software applications - and not just
those sold by Hewlett Packard Enterprise. The MSL libraries work seamlessly in many environments,
making them especially suitable if you have a mixed system environment. For the complete and latest
list of servers, workstations, operating systems, and backup software that support the MSL tape
libraries, reference the HPE Data Agile BURA Compatibility Matrix (Formerly EBS) at:
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http://www.hpe.com/storage/BURAcompatibility.
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Service and Support and Warranty Information
Service and Support
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while proactively responding to your dynamic business.
NOTE: *HPE Proactive Care and HPE Proactive Care Advanced require that the customer connect their devices to make the
most of these services and receive all the deliverables.
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Service and Support and Warranty Information
Related Services
HPE Backup Recovery Efficiency Analysis - Assessment of how efficiently backup components are
being used as the amount of data to be backed up continues to grow exponentially via analysis
intelligence and a snapshot of your current backup environment.
http://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA3-8490ENW.pdf
HPE Backup Recovery Impact Analysis - Focus placed on service requirements and design as the
key to success for gaining a clear understanding of the role of increasingly diverse data protection
strategies. http://h20195.www2.hpe.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA4-1175ENW.pdf
HPE Installation and Startup Service for HPE StoreEver Storage Systems - Installation and
testing of your hardware and software onsite, including configuration of the storage deployment
HPE Storage and Data Consultant Residency Services - Strategically augments current environment
with Hewlett Packard Enterprise resources who become your trusted advisor to provide answers that
are right for your storage and backup environment
HPE Storage Data Migration Service - End-to-end data migration service providing seamless
discovery, assessment, planning, and design, completely customizable to your organization's storage
area network (SAN) or network attached storage (NAS) environment and using innovative software to
help you migrate to HPE storage quickly and efficiently
http://h20195.www2.hpe.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA3-0774ENW.pdf
For more information
http://www.hpe.com/services/storage
HPE Support Service Services are sold by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Authorized Service Partners:
• Services for customers purchasing from Hewlett Packard Enterprise or an enterprise reseller
are quoted using Hewlett Packard Enterprise order configuration tools.
• Customers purchasing from a commercial reseller can find HPE Support Service Services at
http://www.hpe.com/info/lookuptool
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Configuration Information
Step 1 - Base Configuration
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 Model description
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 Scalable Base Module
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 Scaleable Expansion Module
NOTE: The HPE MSL6480 Tape Library Base and Expansion Modules are 6U
rack mountable, 80-slot units. They do not contain any tape drives.
Part Number
QU625A
QU626A
Up to 6 HH tape drives or 3 FH tape drives may be added to the Base Module
and each Expansion Module - see below for HPE StoreEver LTO-7, LTO-6 LTO-5
and LTO-4 Tape Drive ordering information.
Kit Contents (for each library):
• Two 2.5M PDU Power Cord, C13/C14, 10A
• Rack-mount hardware
• Getting started poster
• Redundant Power Supplies
• Module interconnect cable (expansion module only)
Factory Racking
Factory integrate MSL6480 Tape Library with other HPE products
such as HPE ProLiant Servers
NOTE: #0D1 will appear after the Tape Library part number on the sales order if
HPE factory integration is indicated
#0D1
Step 2 - Select Generation & Quantity of Ultrium Tape Drives
HPE StoreEver LTO-7
HPE StoreEver MSL LTO-7 Ultrium 15000 FC Drive Upgrade Kit
Utlrium 15000 FC Drive NOTE: Half height LTO-7 FC tape drive. For use with the MSL2024, 4048, or
6480 libraries. Drive kit includes a tape drive and documentation
Kit
NOTE: #0D1 will appear after N7P36A on the sales order if HPE factory
integration is indicated
N7P36A
HPE StoreEver LTO-7
HPE StoreEver MSL LTO-7 Ultrium 15000 SAS Drive Upgrade Kit
Utlrium 15000 SAS Drive NOTE: Half height LTO-7 SAS tape drive. For use with the MSL2024, 4048, or
6480 libraries. Drive kit includes a tape drive and documentation
Kit
NOTE: #0D1 will appear after N7P37A on the sales order if HPE factory
integration is indicated
N7P37A
HPE StoreEver LTO-6
Ultrium 6250 FC
Drive Kit
HPE StoreEver MSL LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 Fibre Channel Drive Upgrade Kit
Kit Contents (for each drive): One HPE StoreEver LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 FC HalfHeight Tape Drive
NOTE: Each HPE MSL6480 Tape Library Module is able to hold up to six tape
drives - to a maximum of 42 drives in a fully expanded Library.
NOTE: #0D1 will appear after C0H28A on the sales order if HPE factory
integration is indicated
C0H28A
HPE StoreEver LTO-6
Ultrium 6250 SAS
Drive Kit
HPE StoreEver MSL LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 SAS Drive Upgrade Kit
Kit Contents (for each drive): One HPE StoreEver LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 SAS HalfHeight Tape Drive
NOTE: Each HPE MSL6480 Tape Library Module is able to hold up to six tape
C0H27A
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Configuration Information
drives - to a maximum of 42 drives in a fully expanded Library.
NOTE: #0D1 will appear after C0H27A on the sales order if HPE factory
integration is indicated
HPE StoreEver LTO-5
Ultrium 3280 FC
Drive Kit
HPE StoreEver MSL LTO-5 Ultrium 3280 Fibre Channel Drive Upgrade Kit
Kit Contents (for each drive): One HPE StoreEver LTO-5 Ultrium 3280 Fibre
Channel Full-Height Tape Drive
NOTE: Each HPE MSL6480 Tape Library Module is able to hold up to three FullHeight tape drives - to a maximum of 21 drives in a fully expanded Library
NOTE: #0D1 will appear after BL535B on the sales order if HPE factory
integration is indicated
BL535B
HPE StoreEver LTO-5
Ultrium 3000 FC
Drive Kit
HPE StoreEver MSL LTO-5 Ultrium 3000 Fibre Channel Drive Upgrade Kit
Kit Contents (for each drive):
One HPE StoreEver LTO-5 Ultrium 3000 FC Half-Height Tape Drive
NOTE: Each HPE MSL6480 Tape Library Module is able to hold up to six tape
drives - to a maximum of 42 drives in a fully expanded Library
NOTE: #0D1 will appear after BL544B on the sales order if HPE factory
integration is indicated
BL544B
HPE StoreEver LTO-5
Ultrium 3000 SAS
Drive Kit
HPE StoreEver MSL LTO-5 Ultrium 3000 SAS Drive Upgrade Kit
Kit Contents (for each drive): One HPE StoreEver LTO-5 Ultrium 3000 SAS HalfHeight Tape Drive
NOTE: Each HPE MSL6480 Tape Library Module is able to hold up to six tape
drives - to a maximum of 42 drives in a fully expanded Library.
NOTE: #0D1 will appear after BL540B on the sales order if HPE factory
integration is indicated
BL540B
Step 3 - Select Software Licenses
Select each option as required with quantities specified:
Software Licenses
Quantity
Description
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 1 each
Command View TL LTU
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 1 each
Command View TL ELTU
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 1 each
TapeAssure Advanced
LTU
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 1 each
TapeAssure Advanced
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 Command View TL LTU
NOTE: This is a paper license that will be mailed
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 Command View TL E-LTU
NOTE: This is an electronically delivered License
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 TapeAssure Advanced LTU
NOTE: Advanced analytics feature makes use of predictive
analytics to predict the likelihood of failures, bottlenecks and load
balancing issues in the tape infrastructure. It has unique
capabilities of analytics around drive health and life as well as
cartridge health and life.
NOTE: One license needed per library and Command View TL
must be installed.
NOTE: This is a paper license that will be mailed.
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 TapeAssure Advanced E-LTU
NOTE: One license needed per library and Command View TL
Part Number
TC444A
TC444AAE
TC445A
TC445AAE
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E-LTU
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 1 each
ESKM Encryption LTU
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 1 each
ESKM Encryption E-LTU
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 1 each
KMIP 1.2 Key Manager
LTU
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 1 each
KMIP 1.2 Key Manager ELTU
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 1 each
Secure Manager LTU
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 1 each
Secure Manager E-LTU
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 1 each
LTO-7 Path Failover LTU
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 1 each
LTO-7 Path Failover ELTU
HPE StoreEver High
1 each
Availability MSL6480
LTO-5/6 Control Path
Failover LTU
must be installed.
NOTE: This is an electronically delivered License
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 ESKM Encryption LTU
NOTE: The ESKM Encryption License will enable encryption keys
to be received from the HPE ESKM for strong data encryption and
key management. One per library is required (regardless of
Expansion Module qty)
NOTE: This is a paper license that will be mailed.
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 ESKM Encryption E-LTU
NOTE: The ESKM Encryption License will enable encryption keys
to be received from the HPE ESKM. One per library is required
(regardless of Expansion Module qty)
NOTE: This is an electronically delivered License
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 KMIP 1.2 Key Manager LTU
NOTE: This is a paper license that will be mailed.
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 KMIP 1.2 Key Manager E-LTU
NOTE: This is an electronically delivered License
TC469A
TC469AAE
D4T76A
D4T76AAE
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 Secure Manager LTU
NOTE: This is a paper license that will be mailed.
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 Secure Manager E-LTU
NOTE: This is an electronically delivered License
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 LTO-7 Ultrium Path Failover LTU
D4T75AAE
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 LTO-7 Ultrium Path Failover E-LTU
P9H33AAE
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 LTO-5/6 Control Path Failover LTU
TC359A
HPE StoreEver High
Availability MSL6480
LTO-5/6 Control Path
Failover E-LTU
1 each
NOTE: High Availability Failover supports LTO-5 (full-height only)
and LTO-6 Tape Drives only..NOTE: This is a paper license that
will be mailed.
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 LTO-5/6 Control Path Failover E-LTU
HPE StoreEver High
Availability MSL6480
LTO-5/6 Data Path
Failover LTU
1 each
NOTE: High Availability Failover supports LTO-5 (full-height only)
and LTO-6 Tape Drives only..
NOTE: This is an electronically delivered License
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 LTO-5/6 Data Path Failover LTU
HPE StoreEver High
Availability MSL6480
LTO-5/6 Data Path
Failover E-LTU
1 each
NOTE: Data Path Failover supports LTO-5 (full-height only) and
LTO-6 Tape Drives only.
NOTE: This is a paper license that will be mailed.
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 LTO-5/6 Data Path Failover E-LTU
D4T75A
P9H33A
TC359AAE
TC360A
TC360AAE
NOTE: Data Path Failover supports LTO-5 (full-height only) and
LTO-6 Tape Drives only.
NOTE: This is an electronically delivered License
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Configuration Information
Step 4 - Select Additional Accessories
Power Cords
Quantity
2 each
Description
Part Number
HP C13 - C14 WW 250V 10Amp 2.5m Jumper Cord
142257-002
NOTE: This cord ships standard with each MSL Tape Library; can
be used to connect the rack-mounted device to PDUs with IEC-320
receptacles.
Quantity to Regional Power Cord Options
NOTE: Two PDU cords are shipped with each module (above). If
order
regional power cords are preferred, order qty (2) per module. One
for each power supply that ships with the library; please select the
correct power cord for your geographical location.
2 per module HP C13 - Nema 5-15P US/CA 110V 10Amp 1.83m Power Cord
AF556A
2 per module HP C13 - CEE-VII EU 250V 10Amp 1.83m Power Cord
AF568A
2 per module HP C13 - BS-1363A UK/HK/SG 250V 10Amp 1.83m Power Cord
AF570A
2 per module HP C13 - DK-2.5A DK 250V 10Amp 1.83m Power Cord
AF566A
2 per module HP C13 - SEV 1011 CH 250V 10Amp 1.83m Power Cord
AF565A
2 per module HP C13 - CEI-23-50 IT/CL 250V 10Amp 1.83m Power Cord
AF571A
2 per module HP C13 - SABS-164 ZA 250V 10Amp 2.5m Power Cord
AF567A
2 per module HP C13 - CNS-690 TW 110V 13Amp 1.83m Power Cord
AF561A
2 per module HP C13 - GB-1002 CN 250V 10Amp 1.83m Power Cord
AF557A
2 per module HP C13 - JIS C8303 JP 100V 12Amp 2.0m Power Cord
AF572A
2 per module HP C13 - AS3112-3 AU 250V 10Amp 2.5m Power Cord
AF569A
2 per module HP C13 - IRAM -2073 AR 250V 10A 2.5m Power Cord
AF558A
2 per module HP C13 - Nema 5-15P TH/PH 250V 10Amp 1.83m Power Cord
AF559A
2 per module HP C13 - KSC- 8305 KR 250V 10Amp 1.83m Power Cord
AF560A
2 per module HP C13 - SI-32 IL 250V 10Amp 1.83m Power Cord
AF564A
2 per module HP C13 - IS-1293 IN 240V 6Amp LV 2.0m Power Cord
AF562A
WARNING: This product can ONLY be used with an HPE approved power cord for your specific
geographic region. Use of a non-HPE approved power cord may result in: 1) not meeting individual
country specific safety requirements; 2) insufficient conductor capacity that could result in
overheating with potential personal injury and/or property damage; and 3) an unapproved power
cord could fracture resulting in the internal contacts being exposed, which potentially could
subject the user to a shock hazard. Hewlett Packard Enterprise disclaims all liability in the event a
non-HPE approved power cord is used.
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Related Options
Factory Racking
Factory integrate the MSL Tape Libraries with other Hewlett Packard Enterprise
products such as HPE ProLiant Servers
NOTE: #0D1 will appear after the Tape Library part number on the sales order if
HPE factory integration is indicated. One Base Module and up to 6 Expansion
Modules can be factory integrated up to 42U in a single rack.
Encryption
HPE StoreEver 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader and MSL Tape Library LTO-4 Encryption
Kit
NOTE: The Encryption Kit key server token will generate and retain encryption
keys for HPE LTO-7, LTO-6, LTO-5 or LTO- 4 Ultrium tape drives in the library.
Works independent of application or backup software; doesn’t require ISV
support.
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 ESKM Encryption LTU
NOTE: the ESKM Encryption License will enable encryption keys to be received
from the HPE ESKM for strong data encryption and key management. One per
library is required (regardless of Expansion Module quantity)
NOTE: This is a paper license that will be mailed.
AM495A
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 ESKM Encryption E-LTU
NOTE: the ESKM Encryption License will enable encryption keys to be received
from the HPE ESKM. One per library is required (regardless of Expansion
Module quantity)
NOTE: This is an electronically delivered License
TC469AAE
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 KMIP 1.2 Key Manager LTU
NOTE: This is a paper license that will be mailed.
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 KMIP 1.2 Key Manager E-LTU
NOTE: This is an electronically delivered License
FC Host Bus Adapters
#0D1
TC469A
D4T76A
D4T76AAE
The MSL Libraries are certified with a number of Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters. For the most
current list of supported FC HBAs, please reference the HPE Data Agile BURA Compatibility Matrix
(Formerly EBS) and Design Guide located at: http://www.hpe.com/go/BURAcompatibility.
For more information on FC HBAs, see Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters at:
http://h18006.www1.hpe.com/storage/saninfrastructure/hba.html.
SAS Host Bus Adapters The MSL Libraries are certified with a number of SAS Host Bus Adapters and ProLiant Smart Array
Controllers. For the most current list of supported devices, please reference the HPE Data Agile BURA
Compatibility Matrix (Formerly EBS) and Design Guide located at:
http://www.hpe.com/go/BURAcompatibility.
For more information on HPE Smart Array RAID controllers, see Fibre HPE Smart Array RAID controllers
at:
http://h18004.www1.hpe.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/arraycontrollers/index.html.
For more information on HPE ProLiant (SAS) host bus adapters, see:
http://h18004.www1.hpe.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/adapters/index.html.
HBAs and SAS
Controllers
HBA/ Controller
Product
Number
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Related Options
HP H221 PCIe 3.0 SAS Host Bus Adapter
729552-B21
NOTE: Recommended for ProLiant Gen8 SAS tape automation connect
HP H222 Host Bus Adapter
NOTE: Recommended for ProLiant Gen8 SAS tape automation connect
HP H241 12Gb 2-ports Ext Smart Host Bus Adapter
650926-B21
726911-B21
NOTE: Recommended for ProLiant Gen9 SAS tape automation connect
HP Smart Array P222/512 FBWC 6Gb 1-port Int/1-port Ext SAS Controller
NOTE: for ProLiant Gen8 SAS tape automation connect
631667-B21
HP Smart Array P421/1GB FBWC 6Gb 2-ports Ext SAS Controller
NOTE: for ProLiant Gen8 SAS tape automation connect
631673-B21
HP Smart Array P421/2GB FBWC 6Gb 2-ports Ext SAS Controller
NOTE: for ProLiant Gen8 SAS tape automation connect
631674-B21
HP Smart Array P721m/512 FBWC 6Gb 4-ports Ext Mezzanine SAS Controller
NOTE: Recommended for Gen8 C series blade enclosure tape automation
connect.
HP Smart Array P721m/2GB FBWC 6Gb 4-ports Ext Mezzanine SAS Controller
NOTE: Recommended for Gen8 C series blade enclosure tape automation
connect
HP Smart Array P411/256 2-ports Ext PCIe x8 SAS Controller
NOTE: Recommended for Proliant G6/G7 SAS tape automation connect.
655636-B21
462830-B21
HP Smart Array P711m/1G 6Gb FBWC 4-ports Ext Mezzanine SAS Controller
NOTE: Recommended for C-series blade enclosure tape automation connect.
513778-B21
HP Smart Array P712m/256 6Gb 2-ports Int/2-ports Ext Mezzanine SAS Controller
NOTE: Recommended for C-series blade enclosure tape automation connect.
488348-B21
507925-B21
508226-B21
HPE Smart Array P700m/256 4-ports Ext PCIe x8 SAS Controller
HPE Smart Array P700m/512 4-ports Ext PCIe x8 SAS Controller
Optical cables
650072-B21
OM4 LC-LC type cables
HP Premier Flex LC/LC Multi-mode OM4 2 fiber 1m Cable
HP Premier Flex LC/LC Multi-mode OM4 2 fiber 2m Cable
HP Premier Flex LC/LC Multi-mode OM4 2 fiber 5m Cable
HP Premier Flex LC/LC Multi-mode OM4 2 fiber 15m Cable
HP Premier Flex LC/LC Multi-mode OM4 2 fiber 30m Cable
HP Premier Flex LC/LC Multi-mode OM4 2 fiber 50m Cable
Allowed cable lengths:
External Cable type Drive type
OM2
All drive types
OM3/OM4
All except LTO-5
Ultrium 3000
OM3/OM4
LTO-5 Ultrium
3000
QK732A
QK733A
QK734A
QK735A
QK736A
QK737A
2Gb
0.5m - 300m
0.5m - 500m
4Gb
0.5m - 150m
0.5m - 380m
8Gb
NA
0.5m - 150m
0.5m - 300m
0.5m - 150m
0.5m - 50m
NOTE: The HPE MSL LTO-5 Ultrium 3000 Drive contains an internal OM2 optical cable and limits
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the maximum allowed cable lengths to those as specified for OM2. The lowest OM rating in a path
from the drive to the switch or HBA will dictate the maximum length of the connection path.
Cable Kits
(SAS)
HPE StoreEver 2m External Mini-SAS to 4x1 Mini-SAS Cable
NOTE: One cable is required for every four autoloaders or every four library
drives. Use this cable to connect HPE MSL SAS Tape Libraries to Mini-SAS
(SFF8088) ports.
HPE StoreEver 4m External Mini-SAS to 4x1 Mini-SAS Cable
NOTE: One cable is required for every four autoloaders or every four library
drives. Use this cable to connect HPE MSL SAS Tape Libraries to Mini-SAS
(SFF8088) ports.
AN975A
AN976A
HPE StoreEver External SAS to Mini-SAS Fanout Cable
NOTE: One cable is required for every four drives. Use this cable to connect HPE
MSL SAS Tape Libraries to legacy 3Gb SAS controllers with Infiniband
(SFF8470) connectors.
HPE StoreEver Mini-SAS High Density to 4-lane Mini-SAS External Fanout 2m Cable
HPE StoreEver Mini-SAS High Density to 4-lane Mini-SAS External Fanout 4m Cable
HP 2.0m External Mini SAS High Density to Mini SAS Cable
AH587A
K2R09A
K2R10A
716191-B21
NOTE: One cable is required for every tape drive. Use this cable to connect HPE
MSL SAS Tape Libraries to the HPE H241 Smart Host Bus Adapter.
HP 4.0m External Mini SAS High Density to Mini SAS Cable
716193-B21
NOTE: One cable is required for every tape drive. Use this cable to connect HPE
MSL SAS Tape Libraries to the HPE H241 Smart Host Bus Adapter.
Rack Cabinets
The MSL6480 libraries are supported in a variety of HPE Rack offerings, including the HPE Intelligent
Series Racks and the HPE 10000 G2 Series Racks.
NOTE: If ordering the #0D1 Factory Integration option, the MSL6480 Tape Libraries are certified
to ship with one base module and up to 6 expansion modules (up to 42U) installed in the HPE
Intelligent Series rack.
Media
HPE LTO-7 Ultrium 15TB RW Data Cartridge
HPE LTO-7 Ultrium No Case 960 Tape Pallet
HPE LTO-7 Ultrium RW 960 Tape Pallet
HPE LTO-7 Ultrium 15TB Eco Case Data Cartridge 20 Pack
HP LTO-6 Ultrium 6.25TB MP RW Data Cartridge
HP LTO-6 Ultrium 6.25TB MP WORM Data Cartridge
HP LTO-6 Ultrium 6.25TB BaFe RW Data Cartridge
HP LTO-6 Ultrium 6.25TB BaFe WORM Data Cartridge
HP LTO-5 Ultrium 3TB RW Data Cartridge
HP LTO-5 Ultrium 3TB WORM Data Cartridge
Bar Code Labels
HPE LTO-7 Ultrium RW Bar Code Label Pack
HP LTO-6 Ultrium RW Bar Code Label Pack
HP LTO-5 Ultrium RW Bar Code Label Pack
C7977A
C7977AB
C7977AD
C7977AH
C7976A
C7976W
C7976B
C7976BW
C7975A
C7975W
Q2014A
Q2013A
Q2011A
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Related Options
HP LTO-5 Ultrium WORM Bar Code Label Pack
Q2012A
Non-Custom Labeled Data Cartridges
NOTE: Non-Custom labels will come pre-labeled with a pre-determined number
sequence.
HPE LTO-7 Ultrium RW No Case Custom Labeled Data Cartridge 20 Pack
C7977AC
HPE LTO-7 Ultrium Non Custom Labeled Data Cartridge 20 Pack
C7977AN
HP LTO-6 Ultrium 6.25TB MP RW Non Custom Labeled Data Cartridge 20 Pack
C7976AN
HP LTO-6 Ultrium 6.25TB BaFe RW Non Custom Labeled Data Cartridges 20 Pack
C7976BN
HP LTO-5 Ultrium Non-custom Labeled Data Cartridge 20 Pack
C7975AN
Custom Labeled Data Cartridges
NOTE: Custom labeled products allow customers to customize a specific
sequence printed on each label.
HPE LTO-7 Ultrium 15 TB RW RFID Custom Labeled Data Cartridge (20 pack)
7977AF
HPE LTO-7 Ultrium RW Custom Labeled Data Cartridge 20 Pack
C7977AL
HPE LTO-7 Ultrium WORM Custom Labeled Data Cartridge 20 Pack
C7977WL
HP LTO-6 Ultrium 6.25TB MP RW Custom Labeled Data Cartridge 20 Pack
C7976AL
HP LTO-6 Ultrium 6.25TB MP RW Custom Labeled Data Cartridge No Case 20 Pack
C7976AC
HP LTO-6 Ultrium 6.25TB MP RFID RW Custom Labeled Data Cartridge 20 Pack
C7976AF
HP LTO-5 RW Custom Labeled Data Cartridge 20 Pack
C7975AL
HP LTO-5 RW Custom Labeled No Case Data Cartridge 20 Pack
C7975AC
HP LTO-5 WORM Custom Labeled Cartridge 20 Pack
C7975WL
NOTE: For more information on LTO media, see: http://h18006.www1.hpe.com/storage/storagemedia.html?psn=storage
HPE Support Service
Options
Same Day Response
HP 1year 4hour 13x5 MSL8096 HW Support
HP 1year 4hour 24x7 MSL8096 HW Support
HP 1year 6hour 24x7 Call to Repair MSL8096 HW Support
HP 3 year 4 hour 13x5 MSL8096 Hardware Support
HP 3 year 4 hour 24x7 MSL8096 Hardware Support
HP 3 year 6 hour 24x7 Call to Repair MSL8096 Hardware Support
HP 4 year 4 hour 13x5 MSL8096 Hardware Support
HP 4 year 4 hour 24x7 MSL8096 Hardware Support
HP 5year 4hour 13x5 MSL8096 HW Support
HP 5year 4hour 24x7 MSL8096 HW Support
Next Business Day Response
UF835E
UF836E
UF837E
UF839E
UF840E
UF841E
UF842E
UF843E
UF844E
UF845E
HP 3 year Next business day MSL8096 Hardware Support
Hardware Services
UF838E
HPE Install Storage MSL 5060/6060 Tape Service
HPE 1 MSL10U Library Installation and Startup Service
NOTE: In order to maximize ROI and product uptime, and minimize the cost of
ownership, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise recommends the 3-year, 24 x 7 service
options. These offerings will ensure that any product issue can be tackled when
they occur (most back up issues will occur outside standard business hours) and
U4824E
UA872E
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that the service coverage regarding period, covers the minimum expected life of
the host system
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Technical Specifications
MSL6480
Drive Technology
Maximum Number of Drives
- Per Module
- Per fully expanded Library
Number of Slots
- Per Module
- Per fully expanded Library
Drive Interface
Maximum
Capacity
Native
- Per Module
- Per Library
Compressed (2.5:1)
- Per Module
- Per Library
Compressed (2:1)
- Per Module
- Per Library
Maximum Transfer Rate Native
- Per Module
- Per Library
LTO-7 Ultrium 15000
LTO-6 Ultrium 6250
LTO-5 Ultrium 3000/3280
LTO-4 Ultrium 1760
6 HH or 3 FH (per Module)
42 HH or 21 FH (per Library)
80 (per Module)
560 (per Library)
8 Gb Native Fibre Channel (LTO-7, LTO-6, LTO-5)
6 Gb/sec SAS (LTO-7, LTO-6, LTO-5)
8 Gb Native Fibre Channel (LTO-4)
6 Gb/sec SAS (LT0-4)
480 TB (LTO-7, 80 slots)
200 TB (LTO-6, 80 slots)
120 TB (LTO-5, 80 slots)
3.36 PB (LTO-7, 560 slots)
1.4 PB (LTO-6, 560 slots)
840 TB (LTO-5, 560 slots)
1.2 PB (LTO-7, 80 slots)
500 TB (LTO-6, 80 slots)
3.5 PB (LTO-6 560 slots)
240 TB (LTO-5, 80 slots)
1.68 PB (LTO-5, 560 slots)
6.48 TB/hour (with 6 LTO-7 drives)
3.46 TB/hour (with 6 LTO-6 drives)
3 TB/hour (with 6 LTO-5 drives)
45 TB/hr (with 42 LTO-7 drives)
24 TB/hr (with 42 LTO-6 drives)
21 TB/hr (with 42 LTO-5 drives)
LTO-7 Compressed (2.5:1)
- 6 HH drives Per Module
- 42 HH drives Per Library
Upto 20.64 TB/hr (with 6 LTO-7 drives)
Upto 144.9 TB/hr (with 42 LTO-7 drives)
LTO-6 Compressed (2.5:1)
- 6 HH drives Per Module
- 42 HH drives Per Library
8.6 TB/hr (qty 6 Ultrium 6250 drives)
60.4 TB/hr (qty 42 Ultrium 6250 drives)
LTO-5 Compressed (2:1)
-6 HH drives Per Module
- 42HH drives Per Library
6.0 TB/hr (qty 6 Ultrium 3000drives)
42 TB/hr (qty 42 Ultrium 3000 drives)
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Technical Specifications
3 FH drives per Module
21 FH drives per library
3.0 TB/hr (qty 3 Ultrium 3280 drives)
21TB/hr (qty 21 Ultrium 3280 drives)
MSL6480
Dimensions
Out-of-Box (HxWxD)
10.55 X 18.7 X 35.1 in (26.8 x 47.5 x 89.2 cm)
Shipping (HxWxD)
24.2 X 31.5 X 47.2 in (61.5 x 80.0 x 120.0 cm)
Weight
Out of box
90.4 lbs (43.6 kg)
Shipping
120.1 lbs (54.5 kg)
NOTE: The weight of each library varies somewhat based on the type and number of LTO tape
drives contained in the configuration. Configurations with different numbers of tape drives can be
calculated by adding or subtracting the weight of a tape drive. An LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 drive
weighs 2.10 kg/4.63 lbs.
Reliability
MTBF (mean time between
100,000 hours (based on 1M MSBF)
failures)
MSBF (Mean swaps before
2,000,000
failure)
Average Cartridge Swap
40 seconds (Base Unit)
Time (drive to slot, slot
to drive)
Initialization Time
77 to 204 seconds
Inventory Time
Connectors
Color Control Panel information
(on front panel)
Management Interface
10/100/1000 Mbits/second, auto-configuring interface. RJ-45
connection. Https configurable.
200 Watts (max)
Power
Input Requirements
Relative Humidity
(non-condensing)
Temperature Range
(wet bulb)
Altitude
1:10 minutes (minimum) to 1:26minutes (maximum)
Base unit
Mini-SAS (MSL SAS model only)
LC Optical Fibre (MSL FC models only)
(1)RJ-45 Ethernet
Color, 5.7 inch diagonal, resistive touchscreen, full VGA , 4/3 aspect
ratio
100-120V, 200-240 VAC, 3.5 to 1.5 Amperes , 50 to 60 Hz
Operating
20% to 80%
Shipping
20% to 90%
Operating
50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
Shipping
-22° to 140° F (-30° to 60° C)
NOTE: Library operating temperature limits are based on the industry standard tape limit.
Operating
Shipping
13,000 ft (4000 m)
35,000 ft (10,675 m)
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Summary of Changes
Date
31-Mar-2016
15-Jan-2016
01-Dec-2015
24-Apr-2015
Version History
From Version 10 to 11
From Version 9 to 10
From Version 8 to 9
From Version 7 to 8
Action
Changed
Changed
Changed
Changed
31-Oct-2014
15-Sep-2014
20-Aug-2014
10-jun-2014
From Version 6 to 7
From Version 5 to 6
From Version 4 to 5
From Version 3 to 4
Changed
Changed
Changed
Changed
20-dec-2013
From Version 2 to 3
Added
Changed
30-sept-2013
From Version 1 to 2
Changed
Description of Change
HPE rebranding, LTO-7 capacity updates, part no corrections
Updated content and edited. LTO-7 Support added
Changes made throughout all the document.
Changed from
"The HPE StoreEver MSL Encryption Kit provides a selfcontained solution for MSL libraries with additional software,
PCs, or servers required or involved."
To show as:
"The HPE StoreEver MSL Encryption Kit provides a selfcontained solution for MSL libraries without additional
software, PCs, or servers required or involved."
Changes made throughout all the document.
Changes made to the Related Options section.
Changes made throughout all the document.
What´s new section was updated: Product highlights; sku
description updated
Configuration information
Changes made to the chart in the Overview section.
Changes made throughout the Configuration Information.
Changes made to the What's New section:
HPE StoreEver MSL6480 now supporting HPE Enterprise
Secure Key Manager (ESKM).
Protect against connectivity failover through Control Path and
Data Path failover now on the MSL6480.
Increase library uptime by providing library LUN control
failover and drive port to port failover
Tape Library.
Changes made in the Product Highlights section.
Changes made in the Configuration Information.
Changes made in the Related Options section and in the
Technical Specifications.
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