LTO specifications are an open format designed for interoperability
Investment protection is assured through backwards compatibility
LTO-8 reads 1 generation back; LTO-5, LTO-6 and LTO-7 reads 2 generations back
Each LTO generation writes 1 generation back
Dell™ and x86 IBM legacy, Lenovo and HP servers
For a complete list of servers, refer to the Dell PowerVault Tape Compatibility Matrix: http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/powervault-lto7/manuals
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
Optional Library Managed Encryption (LTO-4 and later generations)
Optional Advanced Reporting Available
Optional Capacity on Demand
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
Configuration: Auto discovery and auto calibration for installed/added components (modules, tapes, drives)
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)
Altitude: 10,000 ft (9,144m)
Temperature: 10°C to 40°C (operating)
Humidity: 20-80% non-condensing (operating)
Library Management Interface:
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
8Gb FC or 6Gb 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.
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.
You have better things to do than think about your backup and archive 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 storage area network (SAN) backup and archive solutions. Employing LTO tape drives and media with write-once, read-many (WORM) capability, as well as features such as proactive monitoring to supervise all major subsystem components and Library-Managed Encryption 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.
The Dell™ PowerVault™ ML6000 tape library is a truly modular backup/archive 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. The library is available preconfigured in 5U (ML6010), 14U (ML6020), or 23U (ML6030) sizes and adding an additional 9U unit to your stack is a straightforward procedure. 32U and 41U chassis sizes are available for configuration.
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 preconfigured 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. 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 reinitialization of the library.
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.
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 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.
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.
When factoring in the features and benefits of tape storage — such as reliability, portability, encryption (LTO-4 and later generations) and the shelf life (30 years) of tape cartridges — it is the perfect solution for your long- 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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