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QuickSpecs
Overview
Are your ever expanding data storage, protection and retention needs getting out of hand?
The HP 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 archival
requirements. Keep pace with data growth by seamlessly scaling up to 7 modules-without disrupting daily data protection. You also
save expensive space, as the MSL6480 provides 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. Competitively priced, the MSL6480 Tape Library offers an outstanding return on
your storage investment.
What's New
HP StoreEver MSL6480 now supporting HP 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.
HP 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
DA - 14604 Worldwide — Version 3 — December 20, 2013
HP StoreEver MSL6480 Tape Library
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    Are your ever expanding data storage, protection and retention needs getting out of hand? The HP 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 archival requirements.

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    Intelligent, proactive and predictive reporting with HP StoreEver TapeAssure Advanced Manage multiple HP Tape Libraries from a single pane of glass with HP StoreEver CommandView Tape Library software Native drive data encryption with the simplest, lowest cost encryption and key management...

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    LTO-4 Ultrium 1780 half-height SAS or FC drives for speeds of up to 60.4 TB/hour Full Height Drives: add in between 1 and 21x HP StoreEver LTO-5 Ultrium 3280 FC or LTO-4 Ultrium 1840 FC tape drives for speeds up to 30.2 TB/hour.

  • Page 4: Product Highlights

    HP StoreEver MSL6480 Tape Library Product Highlights Manageability The HP 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:...

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    HP 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 HP StoreEver Command View TL Software for single pane of glass management, monitoring and analytics.

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    Galois Counter Mode (GCM). This method adds Message Authentication Codes to ensure the integrity as well as privacy of the backup data stored on tape. The HP LTO-6, LTO-5 and LTO-4 Ultrium Tape Drives are designed to be compliant with the standard for tape media security (IEEE 1619.1).

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    Investment protection HP 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.

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    Product Highlights Data Rate Matching Data Rate Matching combines sophisticated buffer management with HP's exclusive variable Adaptive Tape Speed technology, to allow the tape drive to match its transfer rate to the host speed dynamically and continuously across the wide range of transfer rates. This feature ensures that the tape drive...

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    HP StoreOpen HP StoreOpen Automation is a free downloadable application that extends the LTFS capability to HP Autoloaders, HP MSL and ESL G3 Tape Libraries. By simply mounting the tape autoloader or library as a file Automation system, the intuitive HP StoreOpen Automation interface makes it easier to copy, rename, create or move files.

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    This hugely resource- intensive process is unique to HP and affords deep insight into the HP+HP backup solution for a wide range of environments and duty cycles. Your best choice for ease of support and maximum dependability is to use HP-branded Ultrium cartridges at all times.

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    MSL tape libraries, check the HP Enterprise Backup Solution compatibility matrix at: http://www.hp.com/go/ebs. Server Compatibility The MSL Tape Library is supported on a wide range of HP systems. For details of which MSL Libraries work with which systems, including third-party systems, reference the EBS compatibility matrix at: http://www.hp.com/go/ebs for the latest hardware compatibility information.

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    Discover, plan, and design Choose from a rich portfolio of services to make the most of HP StoreEver Storage,, so you can efficiently and affordably consolidate, manage, and extract value from unstructured data.

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    Installation of HP StoreEver MSL 6480 Tape Library can be done by the customers or optionally by HP. There are 2 Installation and Start-up services available - one for the base module and a separate one for the expansion module.

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    Support Plus 24- Plus, 10 credits per year recommended support Remote HP Insight Remote Support-Available at no additional cost to all warranty, HP Care Pack Service and service agreement customers, uses proven technology to deliver secure, reliable 24x7 remote monitoring, Support Automation diagnosis and problem resolution.

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    Kit Contents (for each drive): One HP StoreEver LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 FC Half-Height Drive Kit Tape Drive NOTE: Each HP MSL6480 Tape Library Module is able to hold up to six tape drives - to a maximum of 42 drives in a fully expanded Library. HP StoreEver LTO-6...

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    Kit Contents (for each drive): One HP StoreEver LTO-4 Ultrium 1840 Fibre Channel Full- Drive Kit Height Tape Drive NOTE: Each HP MSL6480 Tape Library Module is able to hold up to three tape drives - to a maximum of 21 Fulll-Height drives in a fully expanded Library. HP StoreEver LTO-4...

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    HP StoreEver MSL6480 ESKM Encryption E-LTU TC469AAE NOTE: the ESKM Encryption License will enable encryption keys to be received from the HP ESKM. One per library is required (regardless of Expansion Module qty) NOTE: This is an electronically delivered License...

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    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 HP approved power cord for your specific geographic region. Use of a non-HP approved power cord may result in: 1) not meeting individual country specific safety requirements;...

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    Backup Solutions) Compatibility Matrices document and EBS Design Guide located at: www.hp.com/go/ebs. For more information on HP Smart Array RAID controllers, see Fibre HP Smart Array RAID controllers at: http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/arraycontrollers/index.html. For more information on HP ProLiant (SAS) host bus adapters, see: http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/adapters/index.html.

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    HP H222 Host Bus Adapter 650926-B21 NOTE: Recommended for ProLiant Gen8 SAS tape automation connect HP Smart Array P222/512 FBWC 6Gb 1-port Int/1-port Ext SAS Controller 631667-B21 NOTE: for ProLiant Gen8 SAS tape automation connect HP Smart Array P421/1GB FBWC 6Gb 2-ports Ext SAS Controller...

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    Rack Cabinets The MSL6480 libraries are supported in a variety of HP Rack offerings, including the HP Intelligent Series Racks and the HP 10000 G2 Series Racks. For more information on the HP rack offerings, please see the following URL: http://h18004.ww1.hp.com/products/servers/platforms/rackandpower.html...

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    HP LTO-6 Ultrium 6.25TB MP RW Custom Labeled Data Cartridge 20 Pack C7976AL HP LTO-6 Ultrium 6.25 TB MP RW Library Pack (No Case) Custom Labeled Data Cartridge C7976AC (20 pack) HP LTO-6 Ultrium 6.25 TB MP RW RFID Custom Labeled Data Cartridge (20 pack)

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    HP 3 year 4 hour 13x5 MSL8096 Hardware Support UF839E HP 3 year 4 hour 24x7 MSL8096 Hardware Support UF840E HP 3 year 6 hour 24x7 Call to Repair MSL8096 Hardware Support UF841E HP 4 year 4 hour 13x5 MSL8096 Hardware Support UF842E...

  • Page 24: Technical Specifications

    QuickSpecs HP StoreEver MSL6480 Tape Library Technical Specifications MSL6480 Drive Technology LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 LTO-5 Ultrium 3000/3280 LTO-4 Ultrium 1840/1760 Maximum Number of Drives 6 HH or 3 FH (per Module) 42 HH or 21 FH (per Library) - Per Module...

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    The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

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