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a surface, such as a table top or rack shelf, could result in library errors.
If installing the library with the library extender, determine the master and lower units, and install
them in adjacent rack locations, with the master library directly above the lower library. To install
the extender, both libraries must be installed in the rack rails.
Table 8 Library extender supported configurations
Master Library
Choose a location that meets the criteria shown in
Table 9 Location criteria
Tabletop requirements
Rack requirements
Rack space
Room temperature
Power source
Weight without media
Weight with media
Air quality
Installing the tape library
The library must be mounted on the enclosed rack rails. Placing the library on
The library must be mounted in rack rails. Placing the library on a surface, such as a table
top or rack shelf could result in library errors.
Do not place the tape library on the floor or other carpeted surface.
Do not place the library on its sides or upside down, or stack items on top of it.
HPE Standard Series Racks, HPE Enterprise Series Racks, HPE Advanced Series Racks,
HPE Rack System/E, and earlier generation HPE 9.5 mm Square-Hole Racks
MSL2024: 2U
MSL4048: 4U
MSL8048 and MSL8096: 8U
10-35º C (50-95º F)
AC power voltage: 100-127 VAC; 200-240 VAC
Line frequency: 50-60 Hz
Place the device near an AC outlet. The AC power cord is the product's main AC disconnect
device and must be easily accessible at all times.
MSL2024: 13.6 kg (29.9 lb) — 15.6 kg (34.3 lb)
MSL4048: 18.6 kg (40.9 lb) — 24.6 kg (54.1 lb)
MSL8048 and MSL8096: 44.6 kg (98.3 lb) — 46.6 kg (102.7 lb)
MSL2024: 18.4 kg (40.5 lb) — 20.4 kg (44.9 lb)
MSL4048: 28.2 kg (62.0 lb) — 34.2 kg (75.2 lb)
MSL8048: 54.2 kg (117.4 lb) — 56.2 kg (121.9 lb)
MSL8096: 66.8 kg (147.2 lb) — 68.8 kg (151.7 lb)
Place the tape library in an area with minimal sources of particulate contamination. Avoid
areas near frequently used doors and walkways, stacks of supplies that collect dust, printers,
and smoke-filled rooms.
Excessive dust and debris can damage tapes and tape drives.
20-80 percent relative humidity non-condensing
Back: Minimum of 15.4 cm (6 inches)
Lower Library
Location criteria (page


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