If you are unable to supply the key when requested to do so, neither you nor HP Support will be able
to access the encrypted data.
This guarantees the security of your data, but also means that you must be careful in the management
of the encryption key used to generate the tape.
You should keep a record or backup of your encryption keys and store them in a secure place separate
from the computer running the backup software.
For more information about AES encryption, encryption keys, and using hardware encryption with
your HP Ultrium tape drive, see the White Papers on
For detailed instructions about enabling encryption please refer to the documentation supplied with
your backup application or with the HP StorageWorks 1/8 G2 and MSL Encryption Kit. This will also
highlight any default states, for example when copying tapes, that may need changing if using
Front panel overview
The front panel provides access to the power button, operator control panel, left and right magazines,
LEDs, and the mailslot as shown in
Figure 1 Front panel overview
1. Power button
3. Front panel LEDs
5. Control buttons
The operator control panel includes four LEDs that indicate system status information as shown in
Features and overview
Operator control panel
4. Front panel LCD screen
6. Air vents
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