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The PowerVault™ ML6000 family consists of two base configurations: the PowerVault ML6010 (5U) Control Module and the PowerVault ML6020 (14U) Control Module. The ML6010 Control Module contains the robotics, intelligence and management of the library, while the ML6020 (14U) combines the 5U Control Module with a 9U Expansion Module for scalability.

Tape Backup Technology

  • Automated tape library
    41 to 409 cartridges (41U config)
    1-18 LTO tape drives (41U config)
    5U, 14U and 23U base configurations
    9U expansion module
    32U and 41U chassis sizes available for configuration

Server Compatibility

Library Configurations

  • PowerVault ML6010 CM (5U)

    Up to 41 cartridges
    Up to 2 tape drives
    Up to 6 import/export slots

    PowerVault ML6020 CM (14U)

    Up to 133 cartridges
    Up to 6 tape drives
    Up to 18 import/export slots

    PowerVault ML6030 CM (23U)

    Up to 225 cartridges
    Up to 10 tape drives
    Up to 30 import/export slots

    PowerVault ML6000 EM (9U)

    Up to 92 cartridges
    Up to 4 tape drives
    Up to 12 import/export slots

    ML6000 - 32U Config

    Up to 317 cartridges
    Up to 14 tape drives
    Up to 42 import/export slots

    ML6000 - 41U Config

    Up to 409 cartridges
    Up to 18 tape drives
    Up to 54 import/export slots

Encryption

  • Optional Library Managed Encryption (LTO4 and later generations)
    Optional Advanced Reporting Available

    Optional Features

    Optional Capacity on Demand
    Linear Tape File System (LTFS) support provides easy data access and management allowing easy file share;
    LTFS-LE software is available for purchase

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  • Standard

Reliability

  • Tape Shelf Life: 30 years minimum (at 20°C, 40%RH)
    Power: Redundant power supplies available
    User Upgrades: Drives, capacity on demand, second power supply, library managed encryption, advanced reporting
    FRUs/CRUs: Power supplies, picker assembly, control electronics, hot-swap drives, RMU
    Diagnostics: Embedded monitoring of major subsystems, self-diagnostics, policy-based email alerts, auto calibration, auto inventory, SNMP alerts via RMU
    Additional Features: Automatic bar code reader, choice of automatic or manual drive cleaning

Operations

  • Configuration: Autodiscovery and auto calibration for installed/added components (modules, tapes, drives)

Management

  • Library Management Interface:

    Operator panel
    Password-protected, context-sensitive LCD menu display with backlight
    Displays library, drive and mailbox activity
    Remote management (Remote Management Unit -- RMU) with integrated web server
    Operational status LED

Drive Controllers

  • 8 Gb/s FC, 6 Gb/s SAS (LTO-6 and earlier generations only)

    Note: ML6000 will support any combination of LTO drives after point of sale. Dell recommends partitioning drives by generation for ease of media management.

     

Software

  • Dell NetVault® Backup
    For additional tape backup software support such as Symantec and CommVault, visit the software vendor site for up-to-date support information.

Chassis

  • PowerVault ML6010 CM (5U)

    8.6" x 17.4" x 31.4" (21.9cm x 44.2cm x 79.8cm)
    66 lbs (30 Kgs)

    PowerVault ML6020 CM (14U)

    24.4" x 17.4" x 31.4" (61.9cm x 44.2cm x 79.8cm)
    125 lbs (56.8 Kgs)

    PowerVault ML6030 CM (23U)

    40.1" x 17.4" x 31.4" (101.9cm x 44.2cm x 79.8cm)
    184 lbs (83.6 Kgs)

Environmental Operating Conditions

  • Electrical: 100-240V
    Altitude: 10,000 ft (9,144m)
    Temperature: 10°C to 40°C (operating)
    Humidity: 20-80% non-condensing (operating)

 

 

Industry Leading Storage Solution

Industry Leading Storage Solution

You have better things to think about than your back-up technology, and the PowerVault ML6000 family is designed to ensure that storage of your key files are worry and hassle free. The ML6000 is a versatile, enterprise-level, top-rated modular tape library that allows customers to scale their SAN backup solution. Employing LTO-3, LTO-4 and LTO-5 tape drives and media with WORM capability, as well as features such as Proactive Monitoring to supervise all major subsystem components and Encryption Key Management for added security, the ML6000 is an intelligent, long-term investment. Capable of expanding as your capacity needs grow, the ML6000 family offers your organization long-term data retention and restoration functionality, in a robust, intelligent, user-friendly storage system.
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Modular Flexibility

Modular Flexibility

The Dell PowerVault ML6000 Tape Library is a truly modular back-up solution for your critical files and data. Completely scalable, the ML6000 family provides you with the secure storage capacity you require now, while helping to ensure that your needs are met tomorrow. Starting with up to 61.5TB of native capacity in the 5U, 41-cartridge ML6010 Library Control Module, you can stack and grow your library, adding 145.5TB of capacity with each 9U, 97-cartridge ML6000 Expansion Module, up to a total potential storage capacity of a staggering 613.5TB. The library is available pre-configured in 5U (ML6010), 14U (ML6020), or 23U (ML6030) sizes and adding an additional 9U unit to your stack is a straightforward procedure.
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You have better things to do than think about your back-up technology.

Capacity on Demand

Planning for future storage capacity today can help save your organization time and money when you take advantage of the capacity on demand feature. For example, the ML6030 Library is pre-configured with 87 cartridge slots enabled. When the need arises, additional cartridge slots can be activated in 46 slot increments via the software License Key, allowing for non-disruptive scalability to even greater capacity, up to an instantaneously available 225 tape cartridge slots providing 337TB of initial native capacity. As your enterprise grows, so does your library, each additional 9U Expansion Module is also License Key scalable in 46 slot increments, that will eventually support up to 409 slots in a 41U library configuration! Activating a new License Key code and increasing your capacity is a simple, straightforward process that does not require any extra hardware or re-initialization of the library.
PowerVault ML6000 tape library offers Proactive Monitoring features of all components and operations in the library.
Intelligent Diagnostics
The ML6000's intelligence proactively monitors the status of all components and operations in the library. Relational diagnostics maintains a history of events occurring in the library over time, and correlates them to provide failure prediction capabilities. The ML6000 will select, gather and analyze logs and provide proactive notification to your designated administrator of potential issues before an issue actually occurs. You can take advantage of the email notification feature to provide remote notification of events occurring in the backup environment.
PowerVault ML6000 features an intuitive touch screen interface on-board for one-touch access to library operations.

Versatile Management

The integrated operator panel touch screen is a simple and intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) that allows you one-touch access through menu items, and provides quick-glance information on the library's health. Setup, installation, maintenance, partitioning and troubleshooting are all handled through wizards that guide you through each process step-by-step in plain English. A full-featured, HTML-based remote management utility allows administrators to perform all library management functions from any remote location. The self-awareness and ease of management of the ML6000 PowerVault library help ensure that the safety of your backup execution is always worry-free.

 

 

The entire PowerVault ML6000 tape library stack is governed by a single, continuous robotic system for less chance of failure.

Reliable Technology

Effective data protection requires reliability. The entire PowerVault ML6000 stack is governed by a single, continuous robotic system, meaning fewer moving parts and less chance of failure, further helping to ensure your key files are safe and secure. WORM (Write Once Read Many) is integrated with the LTO-3, LTO-4 and LTO-5 drives and media to help prevent data from being overwritten or digitally altered. The ML6000 has a Redundant Power Supply designed to ensure that your storage is active and available, at all times. For additional security, Library Managed Encryption is available when configured with LTO-4 and LTO-5 drives.
Fewer moving parts mean less chance of failure, further ensuring your key files are safe and secure.
Aligning Tape and Disk Solutions

Aligning Tape and Disk Solutions

The ML6000 PowerVault™ family is optimized for Dell PowerEdge™ servers, and designed to align perfectly with the Dell Storage PS Series Internet SCSI (iSCSI) and Dell Storage SC Series Fibre Channel disk storage systems. The PowerVault™ ML6000 family is the ideal choice for backup of the Dell Storage portfolio and can also effectively support your long-term archiving needs.

Ready for Tomorrow

Technology evolves. That's why the ML6000 family supports a wide range of software from Dell NetVault Backup and other leading companies such as Symantec. The PowerVault ML6000 uses drive technology that is future-ready, capable of expanding with the market to support different connectivity options including serial attached SAS and Fibre Channel. Long-term investment requires a system that is flexible, modular and scalable, and the PowerVault ML6000 family is ready to grow with your enterprise.
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Be Green with Tape

When factoring in the features and benefits of tape storage - such as reliability, portability, encryption (LTO4 and LTO5), and the shelf life (over 20 years) of tape cartridges, tape storage is the perfect solution for your long term or short term backup or archiving needs. In addition, when tape media is stored, it does not require energy until it needs to be accessed. By using zero energy when stored, tape is 'naturally' Green.
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