HPE StoreEver MSL2024 and MSL4048 Tape Libraries

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HPE StoreEver MSL2024 and MSL4048 Tape Libraries
The HPE StoreEver MSL Tape Libraries meet demanding storage requirement of businessess needing unattended backup, disaster
recovery, or archive capability. The MSL Libraries offer a broad choice of storage capacity and technology including LTO-7LTO-6,
LTO-5, or LTO-4, Ultrium tape drives. Web-based remote management makes the MSL Libraries easily managed from across the
room or across the globe, eliminating the need for remote office IT staff. Quickly and simply manage the tape media both in and
out of the library with the standard bar code reader, configurable mail slots, and multiple 12-slot removable magazines. If a tape
were lost or stolen, protect important business data from unauthorized access with data encryption options. MSL library
investment protection and uncertain data growth are easily managed within the MSL library portfolio. Quickly increase capacity
and/or performance with tool-free drive upgrades in the MSL2024 or 4048, or move tape drive kitss to the MSL6480 for library
scalability and additional enterprise class features. Proactively receive detailed information about your MSL libraries with
TapeAssure. Information about the library, drives, and media are all monitored for utilization, operational performance, and life and
health information. Prevent problems before they occur by proactively receiving notification if any library, drive or tape media
parameters fall below Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommended standards.
HPE StoreEver MSL2024 Tape Library
HPE StoreEver MSL4048 Tape Library
Key Features • Exceptional storage density: Up to 360 TB with MSL2024, 720TB with an MSL4048, and up
to 8,400TB of with an MSL6480 ((capacity based upon 2.5:1 compression using LTO-7 tape
cartridges)
• Easy-to-use web-based remote management
• Integrated bar code reader
• Tool-free tape drive upgrades
• Leverage tape drives in an MSL2024 or 4048 into an MSL6480 for investment protection.
• Customer upgradeable redundant power supply in the MSL4048.
• Multiple interface choices available (FC or SAS) 
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• Removable magazines with user-configurable mail slots
• Easy-to-enable AES 256-bit embedded hardware encryption with compression
• Extensive OS and software compatibility testing
• Proven high reliability
• Achieve the highest level of encryption security to secure confidential business information
while meeting compliance guidelines with the HPE 1/8 G2 & MSL Encryption Kit or KMIP 1.2
Encryption Key Manager License.
• Proactively monitor utilization, operational performance, and overall life and health of the
drives and media with TapeAssure and TapeAssure Advanced.
• Quick, easy, and affordable capacity growth.
Manageability The MSL Tape Libraries come with web-based remote manageability so they can be easily monitored
and managed from across the room or across the globe. Functions included in the management tool
include:
• Status information on the drive and system
• System configuration operations and reporting
• System error and status logs
• Library and drive firmware upgrade capabilities
• Diagnostic tests and information
• Cartridge movement for maintenance and management purposes
• Cleaning cartridge support
• Security and access control
• SNMP support for IP communication
• Partitioning and Encryption management
• HTTPS capable
• IPv6 and IPv4 network protocol support
TapeAssure HPE TapeAssure makes managing, optimizing and archiving on the HPE StoreEver MSL Tape libraries
easier. TapeAssure provides comprehensive summaries and detailed information about the status,
performance, utilization, and health of all tape drives and cartridges. TapeAssure utilization and
performance reporting features allow you to optimize the use of your existing HPE MSL tape libraries
to make informed purchasing decisions if an increase in capacity is needed.
• Modify backup schedules to make best use of the drives and tapes available and evenly
distribute their workload
• Predict and prevent failures through early warnings and recommended service actions
• Determine if each drive and each tape is experiencing a high (or low) rate of usage
• Know when to retire tapes
• Find out the compression ratios actually achieved
TapeAssure builds a database of drive and tape history information that you can export as .CSV
(comma-separated-value) files and import into Excel or other tools to create pivot-charts, pie charts
and bar charts for graphical presentation or further analysis. This data can be automatically exported
on a schedule or on demand and written to a local or network drive where analysis scripts can also be
run.
TapeAssure real time alerts notify instantly if drive and data quality standards are not being achieved:
• In-depth analysis pinpoints if drive, tape or data characteristics fall below Hewlett Packard
Enterprise backup and archiving standards 
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• View alerts and statistics is real-time in the Command View TL GUI
TapeAssure Advanced HPE StoreEver TapeAssure Advanced Software is a licensed feature thatt leverages the information
from TapeAssure but will additionally provide an intuitive, easy to use dashboard, and advance
analytics feature for performance, health and utilization related to tape libraries, drives and cartridges.
Advanced analytics feature makes use of predictive analytics to predict the likelihood of failures,
bottlenecks and load balancing issues in the tape infrastructure. It has unique capabilities of analytics
around drive health and life as well as cartridge health and life.
TapeAssure Advanced is well integrated into HPE Command View TL Software for a single pane of
glass management, monitoring and analytics. HPE TapeAssure Advanced Software provides a
dashboard display with pie charts, live and historical graphs for performance, health and utilization
data, and highlights issues in the tape infrastructure.
NOTE: CommandView TL is a required pre-requisite for TapeAssure Advanced.
Easy Installation The MSL Tape Libraries are shipped as a rack-ready unit. The rack mount hardware included with the
library allows installation in a variety of HPE racks. For more information on the HPE rack offerings,
please see the following URL:
http:/www.hpe.com/info/rackandpower.html
Partitioning The MSL Tape Libraries now include the ability to be configured as a partitioned library. MSL Libraries
may be configured with up to one partition per drive; four partitions if four drives are installed.
Partitioning allows each partitioned library to be presented to the host as an independent library,
separate from other partitions in the library. Hosts for each partition own independent sets of media
and can use ISV software that is different from the other partitions allowing maximum flexibility and
utilization of the MSL library.
Proven Reliability With a rating of 2,000,000 robot load/unload cycles, the MSL Tape Libraries provides necessary high
reliability for today's demanding environment. To improve reliability and longevity, all HPE Ultrium
products feature Data Rate Matching (DRM). This allows the tape drive to dynamically and
continuously adjust the speed of the drive, to match the speed of the host or network. This increases
performance, reduces mechanical wear on the tape drive and extends tape life.
Disaster Recovery and
Security
Removable media also has the advantage that data is held 'offline' which means that archive data on
tape has the additional level of protection from the threats to on-line data from viruses, hackers and
cyber-attacks. LTO-6 Ultrium tape drives include hardware based data encryption to prevent
unauthorized access to data at rest and cartridges are available with write-once-read-many (WORM)
capability to prevent accidental overwriting of data archived on the tape. Both WORM and hardware
data encryption features help organizations to comply with increased data security regulations
Data Encryption The HPE MSL Tape Libraries offers multiple options for data encryption, depending on the
requirements for policy, regulation, compliance, and centralized key management.
Protect the confidentiality and integrity of your data:
The HPE 1/8 G2 & MSL Encryption Kit provides a library-enabled encryption solution that greatly
enhances data privacy, confidentiality, and integrity of your critical business data while supporting
compliance requirements. While there are a wide range of encryption solutions available, the HPE
1/8 G2 & MSL Encryption Kit is intended to be an easy and affordable library-enabled solution for
small businesses. 
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The encryption kit includes two USB key server tokens, product documentation, and firmware
support. One encryption kit is needed per library or autoloader and it must be physically accessible
so that the USB token can be inserted into the automation device. One of the two tokens will plug
into the USB port in the autoloader or library and will generate and maintain encryption keys for the
LTO-7, LTO-6, LTO-5 and LTO-4 drives/libraries. The USB key server token uses a hardware
random number generator, password authentication, and digital envelopes for strong encryption
keys and security operations. The encryption kit provides a self-contained solution for autoloaders
and MSL libraries with no additional software, PCs, or servers required or involved.
Protect critical data across an enterprise:
To meet requirements for larger scale encryption key managers, the HPE MSL Tape Libraries
supports KMIP 1.2 compliant key managers. With the purchase of the KMIP Encryption License, the
1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader and MSL libraries will be able to request encryption keys from KMIP 1.2
compliant key managers, for data encryption and key management.
For more information on all supported key management servers, please visit:
http://www.hpe.com/storage/BURAcompatibility
Serviceability Modular in design, the MSL Tape Libraries has easily replaceable components minimizing the MeanTime-to-Repair
on the unit. Replaceable components include the tape drive, the magazines, the power
supply and the controller board. HPE Library and Tape Tools (L&TT) provides easy access to thee MSL
error log, generates support tickets, and enables firmware downloads. L&TT can be downloaded for
free at: http://www.hpe.com/support/tapetools.
LTO Ultrium Technology HPE LTO (Linear Tape Open) Ultrium Tape Drives use best of breed technology. By taking the best
features from other tape technologies and combining them into a single new technology, Ultrium tape
drives are in a league of their own. Inclusion of innovative features such as Adaptive Tape Speed (ATS)
ensure that Ultrium drives can meet the performance and reliability demands of a library environment.
LTO technology is an open industry standard format; thus data written on HPE Ultrium Tape Drives
can be interchanged directly with Ultrium Tape Drives from other vendors.
HPE LTO tape drives and automation products are founded on the LTO open standard and adhere to
the published LTO format roadmap to generation 8 at 32TB of compressed capacity per cartridge by
Generation 8. With in-built two generation backwards compatibility, LTO customers can be assured of
investment protection.
Data Rate Matching Data Rate Matching combines sophisticated buffer management with variable tape drive motor speeds
to match the tape drive transfer rate to the host output. . This feature ensures that the tape drive
continues to stream data regardless of the environment, and brings three big advantages:
• It optimizes performance and maximizes overall efficiency, allowing the drive to respond
immediately to any data speed changes from the host.
• It minimizes rewinding and repositioning of the tape, significantly reducing physical wear and
increasing reliability.
• It minimizes the power requirements for the drive by reducing the number of repositions
needed.
LTO Ultrium Tape Drive ATS data transfer rate range (native)
HPE LTO-7 Ultrium 15000 101 to 300 MB/s
HPE LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 54 to 160 MB/s
HPE LTO-5 Ultrium 3280/3000 47 to 140 MB/s
HPE LTO-4 Ultrium 1840 40 to 120 MB/s
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HPE LTO-4 Ultrium 1760 35 to 80 MB/s
HPE LTO-3 Ultrium 920 26 to 60 MB/s
HPE Ultrium WORM Critical to the success of data retention policies in highly regulated environments is the ability to store
and manage data in an unalterable state. Following stringent guidelines set forth by regulatory
agencies such as the SEC and HIPPA, IT organizations must now integrate new solutions and policies
that can verify the integrity of stored data for periods that can extend well beyond seven years.
Every generation of LTO Ultrium since LTO-3 tape drives feature the ability to archive and store data
in a read-only, non-rewriteable format that meets the most stringent regulatory guidelines. Using a
combination of integrated fail-safe features in the drive firmware, cartridge memory, and tape
formatting, LTO Ultrium provides the ability to archive large amounts of data for periods of up to 30
years in a secure, untampered state. Ultrium tape drives include support for both rewritable and WORM
media providing for a secure, long-term archiving solution into any data protection strategy. LTO
Ultrium WORM provides the following advantages:
• A single drive to support all backup and archiving needs
• Two distinctive tape cartridges to easily distinguish and manage both rewriteable and WORM
data cartridges
• A specially designed WORM data cartridge with multiple integrated fail-safe features to
prevent accidental or intentional overwriting of data
• High-capacity, low-cost HPE WORM media that can store up to 6.25 TB (2.5:1 compression)
of data on a single data cartridge
• Support from many backup and archiving software vendors, providing the most
comprehensive and mainstream support in the industry
• The LTO open standard that offers greater choice and compatibility across all third- and
fourth-generation Ultrium products
NOTE: While all HPE LTO-7, LTO-6, LTO-5, LTO-4, and LTO-3 Ultrium tape drives support LTO
Ultrium WORM media, some LTO Ultrium tape drives from other manufacturers may not include
read and write support for LTO Ultrium WORM media. For non-HPE LTO Ultrium tape drives, please
check the manufacturers' specifications to ensure this support is provided if you are using your
WORM media. If WORM support is not provided, the drive will eject the WORM tape cartridge
immediately upon insertion into to the tape drive
HPE Data Protector
software
HPE Data Protector software automates high performance backup and recovery, from disk or tape,
over unlimited distances, to enable 24x7 business continuity and improve IT resource utilization. Data
Protector software responds to the pressure for lower IT costs and greater operational efficiency by
offering acquisition and deployment costs which are 30 - 70 % less than competition. The license
model is very simple and easy to understand, helping to reduce complexity. Extensive scalability and
features for continuous backup and recovery operations enable growth with a single product. A superb
solution, no other software can integrate better with the Hewlett Packard Enterprise market-leading
line of disk and tape family of products, as well as with other heterogeneous storage infrastructures. As
an integral component of the fast-growing Hewlett Packard Enterprise software portfolio, which
includes storage resource management, archiving, replication, and device management software, Data
Protector software also fully integrates with the HPE management solutions, allowing managing data
protection as an essential element of an overall IT service. This solution offers the unique advantage of
being able to source hardware, software, and award winning service offerings from a single, trusted
source.
Data Protector software simplifies the use of complex backup and recovery procedures with the fastest
installation, automated routine tasks, and easy-to-use features. The centralized multi-site management
easily allows implementing multi-site changes, adapting in real time to changing business
requirements. Appropriate for medium and large companies in any industry, Data Protector software is 
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the ideal solution to reduce IT costs and complexity while remaining reliable and scalable to grow from
single server environments to the largest distributed enterprise infrastructures.
For further information, please visit our web page at: http://www.hpe.com/storage/dataprotector
HPE StoreOpen
Automation
HPE StoreOpen Automation is a free downloadable application that extends the LTFS capability to
HPE Autoloaders, HPE MSL and ESL Tape Libraries. By simply mounting the tape autoloader or library
as a file system, the intuitive HPE StoreOpen Automation interface makes it easier to copy, rename,
create or move files. When a cartridge folder is selected for use, that tape is automatically moved to an
available tape drive.
When two drives are present, HPE StoreOpen Automation supports tape-to-tape operations. HPE
StoreOpen Automation takes advantage of other standard HPE Tape Library features including data
encryption and HPE TapeAssure.
For more information, including user guide, downloads and compatibility, visit:
http://www.hpe.com/storage/HPStoreOpen
HPE StoreEver Archive
Manager
80% of your data is rarely or never accessed after 90 days of creation. However, the business value of
much of this data means it still has to be retained and readily available over extended periods of time.
Imagine the efficiencies and risk reduction you could achieve by moving this static data from your tier
1 production environment to an intelligent archive optimized for easy access, low cost and reliable
long-term retention? HPE StoreEver Archive Manager Software Solutions creates an intelligent archive
by combining the accessibility of flash with the economics, scalability and reliability of tape. It enables
you to easily save, search, and retrieve data directly from a cost effective and self-protecting HPE
StoreEver archive tier. HPE StoreEver Archive Manager Software Solutions lets you easily identify and
migrate inactive data from your primary storage and backup cycle automatically and based on policy.
You can maintain transparent access to your data, even after it has been archived. HPE StoreEver
Archive Manager Software Solutions stores data in the Linear Tape File System (LTFS) open standard,
supporting data transportability and long-term data accessibility.
For further information, please visit our web page at:
https://www.hpe.com/storage/ArchiveManager
HPE Library and Tape
Tools
The MSL Tape Libraries are supported on HP's industry-leading diagnostic tool - HPE Library and
Tape Tools (L&TT). L&TT is a single, convenient program that is easy to install and simple to operate.
L&TT's intuitive user interface eliminates the need for training and deploys in less than five minutes.
This robust diagnostic tool is designed for both the experienced professional and the untrained
administrator. It ensures product integrity through self-diagnostics and fast resolution to device
concerns. Additional information on L&TT plus download information can be found at:
http://www.hpe.com/support/tapetools.
HPE Storage Media Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommends that you use HP-branded cartridges in the MSL Tape
Libraries to assure the highest level of protection for your valuable data. The test program for Hewlett
Packard Enterprise media is the most thorough and comprehensive in the industry.
All HPE cartridges must satisfy an exhaustive battery of additional tests that relate directly to real life
situations, where real data and real businesses are at stake. The benefit of the Hewlett Packard
Enterprise brand specification for media is consistent quality. Through the testing of thousands of HPE
drives and HPE cartridges, the ideal formulation for backup performance is defined and then
continuously monitored. This hugely resource-intensive process is unique to Hewlett Packard
Enterprise and affords deep insight into the HP+HPE 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. Correctly labeling your media will allow the library to
quickly determine media and drive compatibility. 
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Factory Express
Portfolio for Servers and
Storage
HPE Factory Express offers configuration, customization, integration and deployment services for HPE
servers and storage products. Customers can choose how their factory solutions are built, tested,
integrated, shipped and deployed. Customization must comply with all relevant product specifications
and factory supported configurations. Factory Express offers service packages for simple configuration,
racking, installation, complex configuration and design services as well as individual factory services,
such as image loading, asset tagging, and custom packaging. Hewlett Packard Enterprise products
supported through Factory Express include a wide array of servers and storage: HPE Integrity, HPE
ProLiant, HPE ProLiant Server Blades, HPE BladeSystem, and HPE 9000 servers as well as MSA,
VA7xxx, EVA, and XP disk arrays, rackable tape libraries and configurable network switches.
Type of service support varies by platform and product family. For more information on Factory
Express services for your specific server model or storage device please contact your sales
representative or go to: http://www.hpe.com/info/factoryexpress.
Compatibility HP's extensive compatibility testing program assures that your HPE MSL Tape Libraries work with
leading servers, operating systems, and backup applications - and not just those sold by HP. The MSL
libraries work seamlessly in many environments, making them especially suitable if you have a mixed
system environment. For the latest list of servers, workstations, operating systems, and backup
software that support the MSL tape libraries, check the HPE Data Agile BURA Compatibility Matrix
(Formerly EBS) at: http://www.hpe.com/storage/BURAcompatibility.
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Warranty MSL2024: The warranty for this product consists of 1-year parts exchange, next business day
MSL4048: The warranty for this product consists of 1-year parts exchange, next business day
NOTE: The HPE MSL Tape Libraries warranty includes support for Customer Self Repair (CSR). The
tape library cartridges, terminators, external cables, drives, magazines, controller board and power
supplies are mandatory customer self-repair parts. This means both the removal and replacement of
the above parts are designed for easy replacement; the on-site warranty does not extend to these
parts. However, customers may request HPE Services to replace these replaceable units (RUs) for an
additional charge. Also, customers who purchase an HPE Support Agreement have the option to
perform CSR or receive onsite support.
Please refer to Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Limited Warranty Statement for further details:
http://h18006.www1.hpe.com/storage/warranty.html
Protect your business beyond warranty with HPE Support Services
HPE Technology Services delivers confidence, reduces risk and helps customers realize agility and stability. Our integrated
portfolio of Services for storage help customers reduce costs, optimize data, streamline storage management, and improve backup
and recovery. HPE Support Services enable you to choose the right service level, length of coverage and response time as you
purchase your new storage solution, giving you full entitlement for the support for need for your IT and business.
Recommended Services HPE Foundation Care 24x7, three-year Support Service
HPE Foundation Care 24x7 gives you access to HPE 24 hours a day, seven days a week for assistance
on resolving issues. This service includes need based Hardware onsite response within four hours.
Simplify your support experience and make HPE your first call to help resolve hardware or software
problems.
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Related Services HPE ESL, MSL Tape Libraries Installation and Startup
Deployment of your HPE Midrange Storage Library (MSL) products in SAN environments:.
• System installation and setup by an Hewlett Packard Enterprise technical specialist
• Verification prior to installation that all service prerequisites are met
• Delivery of the service at a mutually scheduled convenient time
• Provides product installation according to the product specifications
• Offers deployment activities that are designed to bring the Fibre Channel-based tape library
into operation
• Helps improve performance
• Makes the most of the value of the HPE ESL, MSL, and EML libraries in an IT environment by
leveraging Hewlett Packard Enterprise knowledge in implementing Fibre Channel-based
systems and solutions
• Helps reduce implementation-related disruptions in the IT environment
• Helps increase system reliability and provides more effective data management
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HPE Backup and Recovery Solution Service
Rapid recovery from system downtime can hinge on the efficiency of your backup and recovery
management environment - and on how well that environment is integrated with your storage
infrastructure. But integration processes can be time-consuming and complex, and your IT resources
are already stretched thin. Where can you find the expert help you need?
For fast, effective integration of your backup solution into an existing or new storage infrastructure, 
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turn to the storage experts at HPE Services. Our Backup and Recovery Solution Service (BRSS)
provides end-to-end management of your backup integration process. The BRSS team works with you
to analyze your business and IT environment; develop a comprehensive integration plan and timetable;
design an architecture that suits your critical requirements; install backup software; implement your
solution; and validate your configuration.
• By engaging Hewlett Packard Enterprise to implement HPE Data Protector, customers' IT staff
can stay focused on their core tasks and priorities, resulting in less impact to your business
• Professional backup and recovery planning that aligns with customer's business needs and
implementation that reduces project execution time and risk to the storage environment
• HP's expertise with backup and recovery helps ensure issues are avoided
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eSupport HPE eSupport is a portfolio of technology-based services that assist you with managing your business
environment - from the desktop to the data center.
Support Portal
The Hewlett Packard Enterprise support portal provides one-stop access to the information, tools and
services you need to manage the daily operations of your IT environment.
Features include:
• Access to self-solve tools (including search technical knowledge base)
• Efficient logging and tracking of support cases
• Collaboration with other business and IT professionals
• Download of patches and drivers
• Access to diagnostic tools
• Proactive notification of relevant information
Access to certain features of the support portal requires a Hewlett Packard Enterprise service
agreement. To access the support portal, visit: http://www.hpe.com/support
Customer Technical
Training
Consider education as an integral part of your strategy to get the best return on investment for your
HPE storage solution. Hewlett Packard Enterprise offers a variety of training courses on storage
software, networking, archiving and disk storage systems. Our classes are available in many delivery
modalities from traditional instructor-led courses at one of our 80 training centers worldwide to on-site
training customized to your needs or online. http://www.hpe.com/learn/storage
HPE Services Awards HPE Services continues to be recognized for service and support excellence by customers, partners,
industry organizations and publications around the world. Recent honors and award reflect our services
team's dedications, technical expertise, professionalism and uncompromising commitment to customer
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Additional Services
Information
For more information about HPE Care Pack Services for Storage, please visit:
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If you have specific questions, contact your local Hewlett Packard Enterprise representative. Contact
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Step 1 - Select Base Library
HPE StoreEver MSL Tape
Libraries
Description Part Number
HPE StoreEver MSL2024 0-drive Tape Library
NOTE: Includes 24 slots, zero drives.
NOTE: This product is TAA (Trade Agreements Act) compliant.
AK379A
HPE StoreEver MSL4048 0-drive Tape Library
NOTE: Includes 48 slots, zero drives.
AK381A
NOTE: This product is TAA (Trade Agreements Act) compliant.
Kit Contents (for each library):
• One 2.5M PDU Power Cord, C13/C14, 10A (part number 142257-002)
• One RJ-45 Ethernet cable
• Rack-mount hardware
• Flyer for Yosemite Server Backup software*
*NOTE: Yosemite Server Backup Basic comes with 30 days of free
Maintenance and Support. After that time, customers have the option to
upgrade to a retail version with Maintenance and Support
Factory Racking Factory integrate the MSL2024 & 4048 Tape Libraries with other HPE products
such as HPE ProLiant Servers
NOTE: #0D1 will appear after the Tape Library part number on the sales order if
HPE factory integration is indicated
#0D1
Step 2 - Select Generation & Quantity of Ultrium Tape Drives
Select each option as required with quantities specified:
Tape Drives HPE StoreEver MSL LTO-7 Ultrium 15000 FC Drive Upgrade Kit
NOTE: Half height LTO-7 Fibre Chanel tape drive. For use with the MSL2024,
4048 or MSL6480 libraries. Drive kit includes a tape drive and documentation
NOTE: #0D1 will appear after N7P36A on the sales order if HPE factory
integration is indicated
NOTE: This product is TAA (Trade Agreements Act) compliant.
N7P36A
HPE StoreEver MSL LTO-7 Ultrium 15000 SAS Drive Upgrade Kit
NOTE: Half height LTO-7 SAS tape drive. For use with the MSL2024, 4048 or
MSL6480 libraries. Drive kit includes a tape drive and documentation
NOTE: #0D1 will appear after N7P37A on the sales order if HPE factory
integration is indicated
NOTE: This product is TAA (Trade Agreements Act) compliant.
N7P37A
HPE StoreEver MSL LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 SAS Drive Upgrade Kit
NOTE: Half height LTO-6 SAS tape drive. For use with the MSL2024, 4048 or
MSL6480 libraries. Drive kit includes a tape drive and documentation.
NOTE: #0D1 will appear after C0H27A on the sales order if HPE factory
integration is indicated
NOTE: This product is TAA (Trade Agreements Act) compliant.
C0H27A
HPE StoreEver MSL LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 Fibre Channel Drive Upgrade Kit
NOTE: Half height LTO-6 FC tape drive. For use with the MSL2024, 4048 or
MSL6480 libraries. Drive kit includes a tape drive and documentation.
NOTE: #0D1 will appear after C0H28A on the sales order if HPE factory
integration is indicated
C0H28A
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NOTE: This product is TAA (Trade Agreements Act) compliant.
HPE StoreEver MSL LTO-5 Ultrium 3000 SAS Drive Upgrade Kit
NOTE: Half height LTO-5 SAS tape drive. For use with the MSL2024, 4048 or
MSL6480 libraries. Drive kit includes a tape drive and documentation.
NOTE: #0D1 will appear after BL540B on the sales order if HPE factory
integration is indicated
NOTE: This product is TAA (Trade Agreements Act) compliant.
BL540B
HPE StoreEver MSL LTO-5 Ultrium 3000 Fibre Channel Drive Upgrade Kit
NOTE: Half height LTO-5 FC tape drive. For use with the MSL2024, 4048 or
MSL6480 libraries. Drive kit includes a tape drive and documentation.
NOTE: #0D1 will appear after BL544B on the sales order if HPE factory
integration is indicated
NOTE: This product is TAA (Trade Agreements Act) compliant.
BL544B
HPE StoreEver MSL LTO-5 Ultrium 3280 Fibre Channel Drive Upgrade Kit
NOTE: Full height LTO-5 FC tape drive. For use with the MSL2024, 4048 or
MSL6480 libraries. Drive kit includes a tape drive and documentation.
NOTE: #0D1 will appear after BL535B on the sales order if HPE factory
integration is indicated
NOTE: This product is TAA (Trade Agreements Act) compliant.
BL535B
HPE StoreEver MSL LTO-4 Ultrium 1760 SAS Drive Upgrade Kit
NOTE: Half height LTO-4 SAS tape drive. For use with the MSL2024, 4048, , or
6480 libraries. Drive kit includes a tape drive and documentation.
NOTE: This product is TAA (Trade Agreements Act) compliant.
AK383B
Step 3 - Select Software Licenses
TapeAssure Advanced HPE StoreEver MSL TapeAssure Advanced LTU
Advanced analytics feature makes use of predictive analytics to predict the likelihood
of failures, bottlenecks and load balancing issues in the tape infrastructure. It has
unique capabilities of analytics around drive health and life as well as cartridge health
and life.
NOTE: One license needed per library and Command View TL must be installed.
NOTE: This is a paper license that will be mailed
TC406A
HPE StoreEver MSL TapeAssure Advanced E-LTU
HPE StoreEver TapeAssure Advanced Software provides advanced analytics for
predictive analysis the likelihood of failures, bottlenecks and load balancing issues in
the tape infrastructure. It has unique capabilities of analytic s around drive health
and life as well as cartridge health and life.
NOTE: One license needed per library and Command View TL must be installed.
NOTE: This is an electronically delivered License.
TC406AAE
Encryption
Options/Licenses
HPE 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader and MSL Tape Library Encryption Kit
NOTE: For use with new or installed LTO-7, LTO-6, LTO-5 and LTO-4 drives for
MSL2024/4048/8048/8096 or MSL6480 Tape Libraries. The Encryption Kit key
server token generate and retain encryption keys for above LTO Tape drives in
the library. Does not require support from ISV.
AM495A
HPE StoreEver MSL2024/4048/8096 KMIP Encryption LTU
NOTE: For use with MSL2024/4048/8048/8096 Tape libraries using LTO-6,
TC468A
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LTO-5 tape drives. The license will enable secure connectivity with supported
KMIP 1.2 compliant key management servers. See the HPE Data Agile BURA
Compatibility Matrix (Formerly EBS) for the list of supported servers.
http://www.hpe.com/storage/BURAcompatibility
NOTE: This license will be delivered via hard copy in the mail.
NOTE: MSL libraries now have the ability to connect to KMIP complaint
Encryption Key managers in FIPS 140-2 secure mode with HH FC LTO-7 tape
drives, which are FIPS 140-2 certified.
HPE StoreEver MSL2024/4048/8096 KMIP Encryption E-LTU
NOTE: For use with MSL2024/4048/8048/8096 Tape libraries using LTO-6,
LTO-5 tape drives. The license will enable secure connectivity with supported
KMIP 1.2 compliant key management servers. See the HPE Data Agile BURA
Compatibility Matrix (Formerly EBS) for the list of supported servers.
http://www.hpe.com/storage/BURAcompatibility
NOTE: This license will be delivered electronically.
NOTE: MSL libraries now have the ability to connect to KMIP complaint
Encryption Key managers in FIPS 140-2 secure mode with HH FC LTO-7 tape
drives, which are FIPS 140-2 certified.
TC468AAE
Step 4 - Select Additional Accessories
Regional Power Cords NOTE: One PDU power cord is shipped per library. IF not using the included PDU cord mentioned
above (part number 142257-002) please select the correct power cord for your geographical
location below.
Quantity Description Part Number
1 each HP C13 - Nema 5-15P US/CA 110V 10Amp 1.83m Power Cord AF556A
1 each HP C13 - CEE-VII EU 250V 10Amp 1.83m Power Cord AF568A
1 each HP C13 - BS-1363A UK/HK/SG 250V 10Amp 1.83m Power Cord AF570A
1 each HP C13 - DK-2.5A DK 250V 10Amp 1.83m Power Cord AF566A
1 each HP C13 - SEV 1011 CH 250V 10Amp 1.83m Power Cord AF565A
1 each HP C13 - CEI-23-50 IT/CL 250V 10Amp 1.83m Power Cord AF571A
1 each HP C13 - SABS-164 ZA 250V 10Amp 2.5m Power Cord AF567A
1 each HP C13 - CNS-690 TW 110V 13Amp 1.83m Power Cord AF561A
1 each HP C13 - GB-1002 CN 250V 10Amp 1.83m Power Cord AF557A
1 each HP C13 - JIS C8303 JP 100V 12Amp 2.0m Power Cord AF572A
1 each HP C13 - AS3112-3 AU 250V 10Amp 2.5m Power Cord AF569A
1 each HP C13 - IRAM -2073 AR 250V 10A 2.5m Power Cord AF558A
1 each HP C13 - Nema 5-15P TH/PH 250V 10Amp 1.83m Power Cord AF559A
1 each HP C13 - KSC- 8305 KR 250V 10Amp 1.83m Power Cord AF560A
1 each HP C13 - SI-32 IL 250V 10Amp 1.83m Power Cord AF564A
1 each HP C13 - IS-1293 IN 240V 6Amp LV 2.0m Power Cord AF562A
WARNING: This product can ONLY be used with an HPE approved power cord for your specific
geographic region. Use of a non-HPE approved power cord may result in: 1) not meeting individual
country specific safety requirements; 2) insufficient conductor ampacity that could result in
overheating with potential personal injury and/or property damage; and 3) an unapproved power
cord could fracture resulting in the internal contacts being exposed, which potentially could subject
the user to a shock hazard. Hewlett Packard Enterprise disclaims all liability in the event a non-HPE
approved power cord is used.For a complete list of power cord options, please see:
http://www.hpe.com/products/powercords
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Redundant Power
Supply Upgrade Kit
HPE StoreEver MSL Redundant Power Supply Upgrade Kit
NOTE: For use in the MSL4048, 8048 or 8096 Tape Libraries to add a second
customer-installable power supply into the unit. HPE MSL Redundant Power
Supply ships with PDU power cord (C13/C14, 10A, P/N 142257-002). If a user
wishes to connect to HPE MSL Redundant Power Supply to 110V US wall outlet
power then the US Power Cord (P/N AF556A) must be ordered separately. If
customers require a power cord, they can check the power cord matrix for the
appropriate cord. Please see the UPS and PDU cable matrix's on the Power
Protection page under Power Cords that lists cable descriptions, requirements,
and specifications for UPS and PDU units at the new HPE Power Cord Link @
HPE.com. Use the following new link: http://www.hpe.com/products/powercords
AH220A
Magazine Kits HPE StoreEver MSL2024 Ultrium Left Magazine Kit
NOTE: For use in the MSL 2024 Tape Libraries in the left position. User-enabled
mail slots can be configured at either 0 or 1 slot.
AG119A
HPE StoreEver MSL Ultrium Left Magazine Kit
NOTE: For use in the MSL 4048, 8048, or 8096 tape Libraries in either the upper
or lower left position. When used in the lower left position, user-enabled mail slots
can be configured at either 0 or 3 slots.
AG330A
HPE StoreEver MSL Ultrium Right Magazine Kit
NOTE: For use only on the right side of the MSL 4048, 8048, or 8096 Tape
Libraries; additional 12-slot magazine for either the right upper or lower position.
NOTE: For use on the right side of the MSL 2024 Tape Libraries; additional 12-
slot magazine for the right position.
AG120A
Rack Cabinets The MSL libraries are supported in a variety of HPE Rack offerings, including the HPE Intelligent Series
Racks and the HPE 10000 G2 Series Racks. For more information on the HPE rack offerings, please
see the following URL: http://www.hpe.com/info/rackandpower
NOTE: The MSL Tape Libraries are certified to ship in HPE racks which include a shock pallet. It is
mandatory to use a shock pallet in order to ship racks with equipment installed.
Media HPE LTO-7 Ultrium 15TB RW Data Cartridge C7977A
HPE LTO-7 Ultrium No Case 960 Tape Pallet C7977AB
HPE LTO-7 Ultrium RW 960 Tape Pallet C7977AD
HPE LTO-7 Ultrium 15TB Eco Case Data Cartridge 20 Pack C7977AH
HPE LTO-7 Ultrium WORM Data Cartridge C7977W
HP LTO-6 Ultrium 6.25TB MP RW Data Cartridge C7976A
HP LTO-6 Ultrium 6.25TB MP RW 960 Tape Pallet C7976AD
HP LTO-6 Ultrium 6.25TB MP WORM Data Cartridge C7976W
HP LTO-6 Ultrium 6.25TB BaFe RW Data Cartridge C7976B
HP LTO-6 Ultrium 6.25TB BaFe WORM Data Cartridge C7976BW
HP LTO-5 Ultrium 3TB RW Data Cartridge C7975A
HP LTO-5 Ultrium 3TB WORM Data Cartridge C7975W
HP LTO4 Ultrium 1.6TB Read/Write Data Cartridge C7974A
HP LTO4 Ultrium 1.6TB WORM Data Tape Cartridge C7974W
HP Ultrium Universal Cleaning Cartridge C7978A
Bar Code Labels
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HPE LTO-7 Ultrium RW Bar Code Label Pack Q2014A
HP LTO-6 Ultrium RW Bar Code Label Pack Q2013A
HP LTO-5 Ultrium RW Bar Code Label Pack Q2011A
HP LTO-5 Ultrium WORM Bar Code Label Pack Q2012A
HP LTO-4 Ultrium Read/Write Bar Code Label Pack Q2009A
HP LTO-4 Ultrium WORM Bar Code Label Pack Q2010A
Non-Custom Labeled Data Cartridges
NOTE: Non-Custom labels will come pre-labeled with a pre-determined number
sequence.
HPE LTO-7 Ultrium RW No Case Custom Labeled Data Cartridge 20 Pack C7977AC
HPE LTO-7 Ultrium Non Custom Labeled Data Cartridge 20 Pack C7977AN
HP LTO-6 Ultrium 6.25TB MP RW Non Custom Labeled Data Cartridge 20 Pack C7976AN
HP LTO-6 Ultrium 6.25TB BaFe RW Non Custom Labeled Data Cartridges 20 Pack C7976BN
HP LTO-5 Ultrium Non-custom Labeled Data Cartridge 20 Pack C7975AN
HP LTO-4 Ultrium 1.6TB Non-custom Label Data Cartridge 20 Pack C7974AN
Custom labeled Data Cartridges
NOTE: Custom labeled products allow customers to customize a specific
sequence printed on each label.
HPE LTO-7 Ultrium 15 TB RW RFID Custom Labeled Data Cartridge (20 pack) 7977AF
HPE LTO-7 Ultrium RW Custom Labeled Data Cartridge 20 Pack C7977AL
HPE LTO-7 Ultrium WORM Custom Labeled Data Cartridge 20 Pack C7977WL
HP LTO-6 Ultrium 6.25TB MP RW Custom Labeled Data Cartridge 20 Pack C7976AL
HP LTO-5 RW Custom Labeled Data Cartridge 20 Pack C7975AL
HP LTO-5 RW Custom Labeled No Case Data Cartridge 20 Pack C7975AC
HP LTO-5 WORM Custom Labeled Cartridge 20 Pack C7975WL
HP LTO-4 Ultrium 1.6TB RW Custom Label Data Cartridge 20 Pack C7974AL
HP LTO-4 Ultrium 1.6TB WORM Custom Label Data Cartridge 20 Pack C7974WL
FC and SAS Host Bus
Adapters
The MSL Libraries are certified with multiple Fibre Channel and SAS Host Bus and Adapters. For the most
current list of supported FC and SAS HBAs, please see the HPE Storage HPE Data Agile BURA Compatibility
Matrix (Formerly EBS) and Design Guide located at: http://www.hpe.com/storage/BURAcompatibility.
Optical cables OM4 LC-LC type cables
HP Premier Flex LC/LC Multi-mode OM4 2 fiber 1m Cable QK732A
HP Premier Flex LC/LC Multi-mode OM4 2 fiber 2m Cable QK733A
HP Premier Flex LC/LC Multi-mode OM4 2 fiber 5m Cable QK734A
HP Premier Flex LC/LC Multi-mode OM4 2 fiber 15m Cable QK735A
HP Premier Flex LC/LC Multi-mode OM4 2 fiber 30m Cable QK736A
HP Premier Flex LC/LC Multi-mode OM4 2 fiber 50m Cable QK737A
Allowed cable lengths:
External Cable type Drive type 2Gb 4Gb 8Gb
OM2 All drive types 0.5m - 300m 0.5m - 150m NA
OM3/OM4 All except LTO-5
Ultrium 3000
0.5m - 500m 0.5m - 380m 0.5m - 150m
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OM3/OM4 LTO-5 Ultrium
3000
0.5m - 300m 0.5m - 150m 0.5m - 50m
NOTE: The HPE MSL LTO-5 Ultrium 3000 Drive contains an internal OM2 optical cable and limits the
maximum allowed cable lengths to those as specified for OM2. The lowest OM rating in a path from the
drive to the switch or HBA will dictate the maximum length of the connection path.
Cable Kits
(SAS)
HPE StoreEver Mini-SAS High Density to 4-lane Mini-SAS External Fanout 2m Cable K2R09A
HP 2.0m External Mini SAS High Density to Mini SAS Cable
NOTE: One cable is required for every tape drive. Use this cable to connect HPE MSL SAS
Tape Libraries to the HPE H241 Smart Host Bus Adapter.
716191-B21
HP 4.0m External Mini SAS High Density to Mini SAS Cable
NOTE: One cable is required for every tape drive. Use this cable to connect HPE MSL SAS
Tape Libraries to the HPE H241 Smart Host Bus Adapter
716193-B21
HP SAS Min-Min 1x-2M Cable Assembly Kit
NOTE: One SAS autoloader only. Use this cable to connect HPE SAS external tape devices to
HPE SAS controllers with external Mini-SAS (SFF8088) connectors.
AE470A
HP SAS MIN-MIN 1X-4M Cable Assembly Kit
NOTE: One SAS autoloader only. Use this cable to connect HPE SAS external tape devices to
HPE SAS controllers with external Mini-SAS (SFF8088) connectors.
AE465A
HPE StoreEver 2m External Mini-SAS to 4x1 Mini-SAS Cable
NOTE: One cable is required for every four autoloaders or every four library drives. Use this
cable to connect HPE MSL SAS Tape Libraries to Mini-SAS (SFF8088) ports.
AN975A
HPE StoreEver 4m External Mini-SAS to 4x1 Mini-SAS Cable
NOTE: One cable is required for every four autoloaders or every four library drives. Use this
cable to connect HPE MSL SAS Tape Libraries to Mini-SAS (SFF8088) ports.
AN976A
HPE StoreEver External SAS to Mini-SAS Fanout Cable
NOTE: One cable is required for every four drives. Use this cable to connect HPE MSL SAS
Tape Libraries to HPE SAS controllers with Infiniband (SFF8470) connectors.
AH587A
HPE Care Pack Options Same Day Response
HP 3 year 4 hour 24x7 MSL 2024 Hardware Support UE296E
HP 3 year 4 hour 9x5 MSL 2024 Hardware Support UG635E
HP 3 year 4 hour 24x7 MSL4048 Library Hardware Support UD835E
HP 3 year 4 hour 9x5 MSL 4048 Library Hardware Support UE940E
Next Business Day Response
HP 3 year Next business day MSL 2024 Hardware Support UE294E
HP 3 year Next business day MSL4048 Library Hardware Support UD833E
NOTE: In order to maximize ROI and product uptime, and minimize the cost of
ownership, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise recommends the 3-year, 24 x 7 service
options. These offerings will ensure that any product issue can be tackled when
they occur (most back up issues will occur outside standard business hours) and
that the service coverage regarding period, covers the minimum expected life of
the host system.
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MSL2024 MSL4048
Drive Technology LTO-7 Ultrium 15000
LTO-6 Ultrium 6250
LTO-5 Ultrium 3280
LTO-5 Ultrium 3000
LTO-4 Ultrium 1840
LTO-4 Ultrium 1760
LTO-7 Ultrium 15000
LTO-6 Ultrium 6250
LTO-5 Ultrium 3280
LTO-5 Ultrium 3000
LTO-4 Ultrium 1840
LTO-4 Ultrium 1760
Maximum Number of Drives 1 (Ultrium 3280, 1840) or up to
2 (Ultrium 15000, 6250, 3000, 1760)
2 (Ultrium 3280, 1840) or up to
4 (Ultrium 15000, 6250, 3000, 1760)
Number of Slots 24 48
Drive Interface 8 Gb Native Fibre Channel
4 Gb Native Fibre Channel
6 Gb/sec SAS
3 Gb/sec SAS
8 Gb Native Fibre Channel
4 Gb Native Fibre Channel
6 Gb/sec SAS
3 Gb/sec SAS
Maximum
Capacity
Native 144 TB (LTO-7)
60 TB (LTO-6)
36 TB (LTO-5)
19.2 TB (LTO-4)
288 TB (LTO-7)
120 TB (LTO-6)
72 TB (LTO-5)
38.4 TB (LTO-4)
Compressed
(2.5:1)
150 TB (LTO-6) 300 TB (LTO-6)
Compressed
(2:1)
72 TB (LTO-5)
38.4 TB (LTO-4)
144 TB (LTO-5)
76.8 TB (LTO-4)
Maximum
Transfer Rate
Native 2.16 TB/hr (two 15000)
1.15 TB/hr (two 6250)
504 GB/hr (one 3280)
1.0 TB/hr (two 3000)
432 GB/hr (one 1840)
576 GB/hr (two 1760)
4.32 TB/hr (four 15000)
2.3 TB/hr (four 6250)
1.0TB/hr (two 3280)
2.0 TB/hr (four 3000)
864 GB/hr (two 1840)
1.1 TB /hr (four 1760)
*For more information about the MSL6480 please visit http://www.hpe.com/storage/msl6480
MSL2024 MSL4048
Dimensions Out-of-Box (HxWxD) 3.4 x 18.9 x 31.7 in (8.7 x 48 x
80.6 cm)
6.9 x 18.9 x 31.7 in (17.5 x 48 x 80.6 cm)
Shipping (HxWxD) 10.7 x 23.2 x 38.9 in (27.1 x
58.9 x 98.7 cm)
13.7 x 23.2 x 38.9 in (34.8 x 58.9 x 98.7 cm)
Weight Out of box 32.9 lb (14.9 kg) 47.2 lbs (21.4 kg)
Shipping 56.9 lb (25.8 kg) 74.7 lbs (33.9 kg)
NOTE: The weight of each library varies somewhat based on the type and number of LTO tape drives
contained in the configuration. The weights shown here are for MSL2024/4048 configurations with 1/2
drives respectively per model. Configurations with different numbers of tape drives can be calculated by
adding or subtracting the weight of a tape drive. An LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 drive weighs 2.10 kg/4.63 lbs.
Reliability MSBF (mean swaps
between failures)
2 Million robot load/unload cycles
MTBF (mean time
between failures)
100,000 hours (based on 1M MSBF)
Average Cartridge 45 seconds 45 seconds
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Swap Time (drive to
slot, slot to drive)
Initialization Time 80 to 120 seconds
Inventory Time 1:20 minutes
(using bar code labeled
cartridges)
2:15 minutes
(using bar code labeled cartridges)
Connectors Mini-SAS (MSL SAS model only)-
68-pin HDTS ( MSL SCSI models only)
LC Optical Fibre (MSL FC models only)
(1)RJ-45 Ethernet
(1) USB port
LED Indicators
(on front panel)
Ready LED (Green): shows ready status information
Clean LED (Amber): shows fault status information
Attention LED (Amber): shows fault status information
Error LED (Amber): shows fault status information
Management
Interface
10/100 Mbits/second, auto-configuring interface. RJ-45 connection. Https
configurable.
Power MSL2024: 168 Watts (max)
MSL4048: : 312 Watts (max)
Input Requirements 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz, 2.5 Amperes
Relative Humidity
(non-condensing)
Operating 20% to 80%
Shipping 20% to 90%
Temperature Range
(wet bulb)
Operating 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
Shipping -22° to 140° F (-30° to 60° C)
NOTE: Library operating temperature limits are based on the industry standard tape limit.
Altitude Operating 13,000 ft (4000 m)
Shipping 35,000 ft (10,675 m)
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Summary of Changes
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Date Version History Action Description of Change
17-Feb-2017 From Version 53 to 54 Changed LTO-7 information included
13-Jan-2017 From Version 52 to 53 Changed Changes to the HPE StoreEver Archive Manager section
18-Nov-2016 From Version 51 to 52 Changed Added the HPE StoreEver Archive Manager in the Product
Highlights section
30-Sept-2016 From Version 50 to 51 Changed Changes made throughout the QuickSpecs
15-Aug-2016 From Version 49 to 50 Changed Changes made to the Configuration Info Section
29-Jul-2016 From Version 48 to 49 Changed Changes made to the Related Options and Configuration
Information Sections
31-Mar-2016 From Version 47 to 48 Changed Updated HPE rebranding, part no corrections and FIPS
140-2 support information for Fusilli launch.
15-Jan-2016 From version 46 to 47 Changed Updated Links to HPE.com and content edits
01-Dec-2015 From Version 45 to 46 Changed Changes made throughout the QuickSpecs.
3-Apr-2015 From Version 44 to 45 Changed Deleted portions related to MSL library Extenders as they
are no longer valid.
30-Jan-2015 From Version 43 to 44 Changed Removed skus that are going EOL. Updated naming on a
few skus. Changes made to the Related Options, Config
Info, Product Highlights and Overview Sections.
31-Oct-2014 From Version 42 to 43 Changed Changes made throughout the QuickSpecs.
9-May-2014 From Version 41 to 42 Changed Recommended Services was revised.
31-Jan-2014 From Version 39 to 41 Added MSL Library Extender was added to Related Options
2-Dec-2013 From Version 38 to 39 Changed Edits were mostly to reflect the removal of the LTO-3
Ultrium 920 and the MSL8048 and MSL8096 and to add
the MSL6480 throughout.
30-Sep-2013 From Version 37 to 38 Changed Product descriptions were revised in Configuration and
Related Options.
22-Mar-2013 From Version 36 to 37 Added Added StoreEver throughout entire QS
Compatibility: Added Compatibility section to section.
Related Options: Added HBAs/Controllers for Tape
Automation Connect section.
Removed Product Highlights: Removed Ease of Use with LTFS and
HPE StoreOpen section
Changed Overview: Updated product description and key features
sections
Product Highlights: Updated TapeAssure, Indluded backup
and recovery software sections.
Service and Support, HPE CarePack and Warranty
Information: Updated Warranty section
Configuration Information: Updated all section in Step 1
and first section in Step 2
Related Options: Updated Optical cables, Cable Kits
(SCSI,SAS), Rack Cabinets and Media sections.
Technical Specification: Updated Chart sections Maximum
Capacity, Average Cartridge Swap Time in Extended
Libraries (drive to slot, slot to drive) and Connectors
sections.
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18-Jan-2013 From Version 34 to 35 Changed Changes were made in the following sections:
Configuration Information: Step 1/HPE StoreEver
MSL4048 Tape Library
Related Options: Encryption, Table Top Conversion Kit,
Media
21-Dec-2012 From Version 33 to 34 Changed Changes were made in the following sections:
Overview: Family Comparison
Related Options: Optical Cables
4-Dec-2012 From Version 32 to 33 Changed Changes were made throughout the QuickSpecs.
12-Oct-2012 From Version 31 to 32 Changed Change made to URL in Service and Support, HPE Care
Pack, and Warranty Information section.
24-Sep-2012 From Version 30 to 31 Changed Changes made throughout the QuickSpecs.
7-Sep-2012 From Version 29 to 30 Changed Changes made to the North America and Canada versions.
17-Aug-2012 From Version 28 to 29 Changed Changes made to the Related Options section.
10-Aug-2012 From Version 26 to 28 Changed Changes made to Product Highlights and Related Options.
22-Jun-2012 From Version 25 to 26 Changed Changes made to Product Highlights and Related Options.
6-Apr-2012 From Version 24 to 25 Changed FC Host Bus Adapters were added to Related Options
HPE MSL4048 2 LTO-4 Ultrium 1840 and 1760 and 1
LTO-3 Ultrium 920 SCSI Tape Libraries were removed
from HPE MSL4048 Tape Library
HPE U320e SCSI Host Bus Adapter was removed from
SCSI Host Bus Adapters
16-Mar-2012 From Version 23 to 24 Removed Mentions of LTO-3 Ultrium 960 and PremierFlex OM3+
LC/LC type cables and OM2 LC-LC type cables were
removed.
10-Feb-2012 From Version 22 to 23 Added Added HPE Smart Array P711m and HPE Smart Array
P712m adapters to the options section.
13-Jan-2012 From Version 21 to 22 Changed HPE StoreOpen Automation was revised.
30-Sep-2011 From Version 20 to 21 Added Linear Tape File System (LTFS) and HPE StoreOpen
Automation were added to Product Highlights.
2-Sep-2011 From Version 19 to 20 Changed Drive interface was updated in the Family Comparison
chart
Optical cables were revised in Related Options
Connectors was completely revised in Technical
Specifications
8-Jul-2011 From Version 18 to 19 Changed Revisions were made in Configuration Information and to
Redundant Power Supply Upgrade Kit in Related Options.
17-Jun-2011 From Version 16 to 18 Changed OM3 LC-LC type cables were revised and 2m SW LC/SC
FC Cable Kit was removed from OM2 LC-LC type cables in
Optical Cables.
8-Jun-2011 From Version 15 to 16 Removed Removed StorageWorks throughout the document.
27-Sep-2010 From Version 14 to 15 Changed Family Comparison chart was revised
Software in the Box was changed to Included backup and
recovery software in Product Highlights
Tape Libraries were completely revised and mentions of 
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HPE Data Protector Express Basic backup and recovery
software was added throughout Step 1
Easy and economical upgrade of the included software to
Data Protector Express was added to Product Highlights
Optical Cables were added to Related Options
Upgrade included software to Data Protector Express was
added to Related Options
Customer Benefits was removed from the Overview
2m, 5m and 15m SW LC/SC FC Cable Kits were removed
from Cable Kits
5642 (42U) Rack Cabinet was removed from Rack
Cabinets
21-Jun-2010 From Version 13 to 14 Changed Revisions were made throughout the Overview and
Product Highlights sections
Service and Support, HPE Care Pack, and Warranty
Information was completely revised
HPE LTO-5 Ultrium RW Bar Code Labels and WORM Bar
Code Labels were added and Storage Media Kits were
removed from Media
All mentions of LTO-5 Ultrium 3000 was added
29-Mar-2010 From Version 12 to 13 Changed LTO-5 Ultrium 3280 Tape Drives were added throughout
the QuickSpecs, TapeAssure was added to Product
Highlights and Documentation kit including User and
Service Guide (CD) and Getting Started Poster was
removed throughout Step 1 of the Configuration
Information.
15-Jan-2010 From Version 11 to 12 Changed NOTE for HPE StorageWorks MSL2024 Ultrium Left
Magazine Kit was revised in Magazine Kits.
11-Dec-2009 From Version 10 to 11 Changed PDU Power Cords was revised in Step 2 of the
Configuration Information section.
25-Nov-2009 From Version 9 to 10 Changed SAS and SCSI Host Bus Adapters and Controller/HBA and
Cable Recommendation Matrix were modified in Related
Options and Native Maximum Transfer Rate was revised
for LTO-4 Ultrium 1760 in the Technical Specifications
section.
9-Oct-2009 From Version 8 to 9 Removed Removed part number AH219A from Step 1 of
Configuration Information.
24-Sep-2009 From Version 7 to 8 Added Added part numbers AK379A & AK381A to step 1 of the
Configuration Information section.
Removed Removed part number AH219A from the Recommended
Services section.
14-Sep-2009 From Version 6 to 7 Added MLS8048 Tape Library throughout the QuickSpecs
Slot license upgrade to the Product Highlights and Related
Options sections
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Summary of Changes
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StorageWorks to Model descriptions throughout the
Configuration Information and Related Options sections
Changed The title has changed.
29-Jul-2009 From Version 5 to 6 Added Added pointers to the Library Extender and Data
Encryption sections in Product Highlights.
8-Jul-2009 From Version 4 to 5 Changed Corrected two part numbers in the Related Options
section.
19-Jun-2009 From Version 3 to 4 Added Software in the Box to the Product Highlights section
HPE Data Protector Express Software CD to HPE
StorageWorks MSL2024 and MSL 4048 Tape Libraries in
Step 1 of the Configuration Information section
HPE MSL2024/4048/8096 LTO-4 Ultrium 1760 SCSI
Drive Upgrade Kit and HPE MSL 2024/4048/8096 LTO-2
Ultrium 448 SCSI Drive Upgrade Kit to Tape Drives in the
Related Options section
2m SFF8088-to-SFF8088 1x SAS Cable Kit and 4m
SFF8088-to-SFF8088 1x SAS Cable Kit to Cable Kits in
the Related Options section
Controller/HBA & Cable Recommendation Matrix to the
Related Options section
Changed Updated NOTEs for HPE SC44Ge SAS Host Bus Adapter
in Host Bus Adapters and throughout Cable Kits in the
Related Options section
Revised LTO-2 Ultrium 448 Drive Technology for
MSL2024 in the Technical Specifications section
12-May-2009 From Version 2 to 3 Changed The title has changed.
23-Apr-2009 From Version 1 to 2 Changed Changes made within the Family Comparison, Product
Highlights, Related Options and Technical Specifications.

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For tape drives and media, 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less.
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