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
- Dell and x86 IBM legacy, Lenovo and HP servers
Please refer to compatibility matrix for complete listing
- 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
Linear Tape File System (LTFS) support provides easy data access and management allowing easy file share; LTFS-LE software is available for purchase
- Tape Shelf Life: 30 years (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)
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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.
You have better things to do than think about your backup technology.
Capacity on DemandPlanning 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.
Versatile ManagementThe 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.
Aligning Tape and Disk SolutionsThe 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 TomorrowTechnology 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.
Be Green With TapeWhen 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.
Hardware Support Service Plans
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Gold Enterprise Support:
Provides 24x7 rapid response and resolution of critical issues including escalation management and On-site Emergency Dispatch procedures to quickly restore operations. This level of support is appropriate for servers and storage that are being used for email systems, database applications and virtualization.
Silver Enterprise Support:
Silver support provides convenient 24x7 phone access for hardware and core software troubleshooting with 4-hour 24x7 on-site services following completion of phone-based troubleshooting. This level of support is appropriate for file and print servers, storage and other nonproduction testing and development.
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Platinum Plus Enterprise Support
Dell's most comprehensive level of premium support for storage systems combines rapid response and resolution for critical issues with customized account planning and reporting to proactively help improve uptime. With Platinum Plus, you receive direct access to the Enterprise Command Center and a designated Platinum Technical Account Manager, and can enjoy the benefits of these two new innovative features:
- Operations Performance Benchmarking Innovative management tools and processes, providing customers with unprecedented visibility into their IT operations and a mechanism for continuous improvement.
- ECC Real-time Tracking Window A real-time web-based tool that allows customers to track the real-time position and status of every open incident they are experiencing around the world, without picking up the phone.
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In today's environment, businesses depend on their advanced server and storage systems running like clockwork. Maximum uptime is crucial. IT professionals' success and credibility depends on knowing they can reliably deliver business-critical operations and rapidly resolve problems when they do arise. They also need the flexibility to match support to the different needs of various end users and applications environments, smartly balancing quality and costs.
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- Simplify Operations
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On-site Installation and Remote Installation Services
Remote Configuration Set-up
- Assistance configuring or setting up your new server's operating system or storage device for the first time
- Flexibility with Dell remotely "driving" the install via online WebEx session or allowing you to perform via phone-based instruction
- Great cost-effective solution to quickly getting your server OS up and running
On-site Installation: Hardware and OS
- An On-site Dell technician to help ensure proper physical setup & functionality of the hardware and Windows operating system in your business environment
- Assistance installing your new system into a Dell-support rack
- Help reduce time required to get your new system completely up and running