The HPE StoreEver MSL2024, MSL4048, MSL8048, and MSL8096 Tape Libraries provide
compact, high-capacity, low-cost solutions for simple, unattended data backup. This unique
design houses up to 12 tape cartridges for each U of height, with easy access to tape cartridges
via removable magazines and one or more mailslots (see
magazine can hold up to 12 tape cartridges.
The libraries are compatible with most operating systems. However, the libraries require either
direct support from the operating system or a compatible backup application to take full advantage
of their many features. To verify compatibility, see the BURA Data Agile Compatibility Matrix at
The libraries are customer expandable with exchangeable tape drives. The libraries support
Ultrium full-height and half-height tape drives. To see the tape drives currently available for each
tape library, see the MSL QuickSpecs at http://www.hpe.com/info/tape. For a list of all supported
configurations, see the Business class libraries drive matrix on the BURA Data Agile website at
The libraries are customer expandable with exchangeable tape drives.
The library provides two user interfaces:
Remote management interface (RMI)—With the RMI you can monitor and operate the library
from a web page. You can access most library functions from the RMI. See
Operator control panel (OCP)—With the OCP you can monitor and operate the library from
the front panel.
MSL4048, MSL8048, and MSL8096: See
The front panel provides access to the power button, OCP, left and right magazines, LEDs, and
Figure 1 MSL2024 front panel overview
1. Power button
3. Front panel LEDs
5. Control buttons
"Using the MSL2024 OCP" (page
"Library capacity" (page
"Using the MSL4048, MSL8048, and MSL8096
2. Magazine, mailslot location
4. Front panel LCD screen
6. Air vents
"Using the RMI"