The PowerVault 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 Dell PowerVault ML6000 Modular Tape Library - The Dell TechCenterdata retention and restoration functionality, in a robust, intelligent, user-friendly storage system. Dell PowerVault ML6000 Modular Tape Library - The Dell TechCenter

The PowerVault ML6010 CM is a 5U automated tape library that can hold up to 2 tape drives, 41 cartridges, and 6 mailbox cartridges
The PowerVault ML6000 EM is a 9U expansion module that provides the ability to add up to 4 tape drives and 92 cartridges per module to any of the ML60x0 CM units.
The PowerVault ML6020 CM is a 14U automated tape library (preconfigured as a 5U CM + 9U EM) that can hold up to 6 tape drives, 133 cartridges, and 18 mailbox cartridges. T
he PowerVault ML6030 CM is a 23U automated tape library (preconfigured as a 5U CM + 2 9U EM) that can hold up to 10 tape drives, 225 cartridges, and 30 mailbox cartridges

The PowerVault ML6000 can be configured as a 32U automated tape library (an ML6030 CM + 9U EM) that can hold up to 14 tape drives, 317 cartridges, and 42 mailbox cartridges.
The PowerVault ML6000 can be configured as a 41U automated tape library (an ML6030 CM + 2 9U EM) that can hold up to 18 tape drives, 409 cartridges, and 54 mailbox cartridges.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Capacity on Demand slot activation license keys. Start with 41 slots and activate up to a total of 133 slots (14U) or 87 slots and activate up to a total of 225 slots (23U) without interrupting library operation
  • Proactive monitoring and remote diagnostics can help reduce service calls and shorten resolution time
  • Intuitive service wizards and e-mail home features help avoid unplanned downtime
  • Library partitioning for improved flexibility
  • A single, continuous robot services all drives and media for advanced reliability
  • Library Managed Encryption optional with LTO4 and LTO 5 drives only
  • Optional Advanced Reporting Available

Tape Backup Technology:

  • LTO3, LTO4, LTO5

Drive Interface:

  • LVD SCSI LTO3; Dell 39320A SCSI HBA
  • SAS LTO4, LTO5; Dell SAS 5 E HBA, Dell 6Gb SAS HBA,
  • FC8 LTO3, LTO4, LTO5; Dell Qlogic QLA 2340, Dell Qlogic QLA 2342, Dell Emulex LP1050EX, Dell Qlogic QLE2360, Dell Emulex LP 9002, Dell Qlogic QLE2460, Dell Emulex Lpe-12000-E, Dell Qlogic QLE2562, Dell Emulex Lpe-12002-E, Dell Qlogic QLE220, Dell Emulex LPE-11002-E, Dell Qlogic QLE2560, Dell Emulex LP10000, Dell Qlogic QLE2462, Dell Qlogic QLA200, Dell Emulex LPE 1150

Resources & Quick Links

Dell PowerVault ML6000 Product Page  
PV ML6000 Spec Sheet http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/pvaul/en/pvaul_ml6000_specs.pdf
PV ML6000 User’s Guides http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/stor-sys/ml6000/en/index.htm
Firmware and Driver Versions

Media Compatibility Matrix  
Dell™ PowerEdge™ System Compatibility List http://www.support.dell.com/support/edocs/stor-sys/matrix/PVMatrix/serveran.htm
Dell™ PowerVault™ System and Network Area Storage Compatibility List http://www.support.dell.com/support/edocs/stor-sys/matrix/PVMatrix/powervaultsystems.htm
Dell™ PowerVault™ System Storage and HP Server Compatibility List http://www.support.dell.com/support/edocs/stor-sys/matrix/PVMatrix/serveran_HP.htm
Dell™ PowerVault™ System Storage and IBM Server Compatibility LIst http://www.support.dell.com/support/edocs/stor-sys/matrix/PVMatrix/serveran_IBM.htm
Backup Software Compatibility List — Microsoft® Windows® http://www.support.dell.com/support/edocs/stor-sys/matrix/PVMatrix/isvwindo.htm
Backup Software Compatibility List — RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) http://www.support.dell.com/support/edocs/stor-sys/matrix/PVMatrix/isvlinux.htm
Backup Software Compatibility List — SuSE Linux (SLES) http://www.support.dell.com/support/edocs/stor-sys/matrix/PVMatrix/isvsles.htm
Tape Automation Comparison Chart http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/pvaul/en/tbu_auto_comp.pdf
CommVault Books Online http://documentation.commvault.com/
Symantec Backup Exec Support Site http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=landing&key=15047
Symantec NetBackup Server Support Site http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=landing&key=15145
ML6000 Firmware & Driver Downloads http://support.dell.com/support/DPP/Index.aspx?c=us&cs=555&l=en&s=biz&SystemID=PWV_DSK_ML6000
PowerVault Tape Media Handbook http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/stor-sys/LTOMedia/index.htm