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HP StoreEver MSL2024 User And Service Manual: Ltfs Support; Upgrading The Msl8048; Lto-4 And Later Generation Tape Drives And Encryption

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management station should be in the same physical location and on the same IP subnet as the
tape library. Command View TL software is available for download without charge from the
Hewlett Packard Enterprise website at
For information on installing and using Command View TL, see the HPE Interface Manager and
Command View TL User Guide, available from the Command View TL website at
Command View TL support is included in all tape library firmware that supports LTO-5 and later
generation tape drives. To find and download the most up-to-date firmware revision, visit the
Hewlett Packard Enterprise support website at

LTFS Support

The HPE StoreOpen Automation application extends the Linear Tape File System (LTFS)
functionality by presenting an autoloader or library and its tape cartridges as a collection of folders
for easy data access and management. For more information about LTFS capabilities, see the
StoreOpen website at

Upgrading the MSL8048

The MSL8048 can be upgraded to the capacity of an MSL8096 with TA739A, the HPE MSL8048
48 to 96 slot license. The license enables 48 additional storage slots, including 12 slots that can
be configured as additional mailslots. To purchase the upgrade license, contact your Hewlett
Packard Enterprise sales representative or visit the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website at
Use the RMI Configure > License Key screen to manage the license key.
Figure 12 RMI Configure > License Key screen
After you order the upgrade license, you can access the additional slots immediately by generating
a temporary license key. The temporary key can only be enabled once and is valid for 30 days.
The temporary key is intended to provide instant access to the upgrade capabilities
until you receive the permanent key. The temporary key expires after 30 days. If you do not have
a permanent license key before the temporary key expires, you will lose access to the additional
storage slots when the temporary license key expires.
When you receive the permanent license key from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, enter the key
and press Submit. The permanent license takes effect when the library is rebooted. You might
need to reboot the library to enable the additional slots.

LTO-4 and later generation tape drives and encryption

The LTO-4 and later generation tape drives include hardware capable of encrypting data while
writing data, and decrypting data when reading. Hardware encryption can be used with or without
compression while maintaining the full speed and capacity of the tape drive and media.


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