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Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. All libraries must be rack-mounted. Explanation of Symbols and Notes The following symbols appear throughout this document to highlight important mwnual.

Minimum Installation Requirements The advanced technologies of the ML tape library make backup configuration and management simpler than ever.

However, as with all technologies, a certain level of expertise is required for maximum success in deployment. Please note that deploying the ML tape library into a Storage Area Network SAN environment can increase complexity, and may require much deeper expertise for success to be assured.


Dell recommends that maintenance of the ML only be performed by someone with substantial experience maintaining systems in a SAN environment. When you have an IP address, open a Web browser.

Supported browsers include Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6. Access IP address The library login page opens and is ready for you to log in. You can always log on with service privileges using the operator panel, even when remote service user access is disabled. During the test, the drive overwrites the data on the cartridge. Service users can log on to the Web clientWeb client using the Service logon ID and password and then select.

When the test completes, the partition automatically comes back online. E-mail accounts must be configured using the Web client before a Note snapshot can be e-mailed.

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The Capture Snapshot window appears. If using the Web client, select Send the file to an e-mail account. If the library e-mail account is not configured, an error message appears. If a customer needs to restore a configuration created with firmware earlier than G, they are directed to contact Dell Support for assistance. As mentioned in the last section, the path to open the appropriate screen is: For each partition that you want to take online, click Online. Unlocking a Push-Button Lock Required tools: Insert a pencil-shaped object into the access hole and push inward.

Eell will hear a click when the door unlocks. Log on to the library, using the operator panel, as an administrator or service user. Mp6000 log reports detailed information about library readiness and indicates where specific marginal conditions and failures are located in the library subsystems, if there are any.

As outlined below, you can view a summary or detailed version of a log following an IVT run. This operation is available to service users using the service login and password, and also to administrators using the admin login and password. Library users logged on with Service privileges have access to the Advanced Reporting functions, even if these functions are not licensed on the library. To connect one tape drive per SCSI bus: Use a SCSI cable to connect the bottom port of the tape drive to your host.


Use a SCSI terminator to terminate the top port of the tape drive.

To connect two tape drives per SCSI bus: Then connect the other end of the cable to the bottom SCSI port of the tape drive above. The SCSI cable connecting the two tape drives should be at least 30 cm in length.

Use this procedure, along with Kl6000 6 Figure 7 on page 29, to connect SAS cables directly to the host. The module terminator is not the same as a SCSI terminator. If the library consists of more than one module, connect the modules together as follows: FC tape drives that are connected directly to a host.

Turn on the front power switch. Power up the host system. Verify communication with all devices on the bus. Configure the library using the commands on the operator panel. Install the module terminators.

Using the module terminators, ml000 the top and bottom modules in the library stack. Install one module terminator in the top terminator connector on the topmost module and one in the bottom terminator connector on the bottommost module. Cable Management Guidelines As the library expands to support larger configurations, it is important to restrain and organize cables and power cords on the rear of the library. Doing so ensures that the rear of the library remains accessible and reduces the possibility that cables become damaged.

Power cord management is important especially for the larger, expanded library configurations. The power cord is now secured to the 9U Expansion Module. Repeat these steps to secure other power cords, if necessary. Bundle adjacent power cords together using the same hook-and-loop fastener. The Ethernet cable is now secured to the 9U Expansion Module.

Repeat these steps to secure ,anual Ethernet cables, if necessary. None Use this procedure to install a 5U library configuration: Prepare the rack to hold modules, if you plan to install your library in a rack. See Using the Rack-mount Kit to Install a Library in a Rack on page for instructions on installing a rack-mount kit.

Note that your parking tab may look different from the picture. Remove and replace the cover plates, if appropriate.

Otherwise, the guide pin may scratch the front doors of the module on which you are stacking. If stacking the 9U Expansion Module on top of another module, engage the Y-rails of the new module in your library configuration. Ensure that the Y-rails are properly aligned and the thumbscrews are tightened. Squeeze mll6000 handle of the Y-rail release mechanism, lift it out of its locked position, and slide it downward as far as it will go.

Model 1 parking tab: When replaced correctly, the parking tab will not accidentally swivel into the path of the robot.

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Gently release the robot assembly. It will lower to the bottom module of the library. Add the tape drives to the modules.

The latest firmware can be found on the Dell Support Website. See the library Users Guide for more information. Upgrade the library firmware to a level that can support the number of modules you are adding. If you have a partition that spans modules, and you plan to add the new 9U Library Expansion Module between those modules, you must delete the partition before adding the new module. After raising the robot assembly to the approximate middle of the 5U Library Control Module, hold it in place with one hand, and using your other hand, move the parking tab to the “parked” position Model 1 parking tab: Squeeze the handle of the Y-rail release mechanism, lift it, and release it so that it locks into place.


The rear Y-rail is impossible to lift up with the tape drives installed. Remove the rack ears that fasten the module to the rack. Loosen the thumbscrews located at the base of the front and rear of the module. Otherwise, the guide pin may scratch the front doors of the module beneath it. Guide pin Thumbscrew From the front of the library, slide the entire module toward you and lift it off of the module below it.

Repeat these steps for each module that you need to remove. Installing the New 9U Expansion Module Prepare the rack to hold modules, if you plan to install your library in a rack. Tighten all thumbscrews located at the base of the front and back of the modules. Fasten the module to the rack with rack ears. Engage the Y-rails of the new module in your library configuration.

Dwll on both the front and back of the library. If a gap exists, the library cannot m6000 initialize. Y-rail in unlocked, functional position Repeat these steps for each module you need to re-install in the library configuration. Preparing to Use the Library Replace the tape blockers if required in the bottom row of the lowest module of the library. The tape blockers block slots in the bottom two rows of the library.

You can insert the tape blockers through the open access door. Due to the way the library logically addresses its tape drives and slots internally see Understanding Logical Element Addressing on pageadding an expansion module will change the PowerVault ML Maintenance Guide Because of this, you must refresh the configuration of any backup application that manages the library to reflect the adjusted positions. In addition, you may need to reboot the host server s or rescan the bus to detect the changes.

If one or more partitions reference any storage slots within the module you are removing or replacing, export all tape cartridges from the affected partitions and keep the exported cartridges separated by partition, so you can import them back into the same partition once the module removal or replacement is complete.

The library will not be able to locate tape cartridges that are removed CAUTION from one partition and returned to a different partition. The tape cartridges must be returned to the same partition from which they were removed. If a partition references storage slots within the module you are removing or replacing, delete that partition. Label all cables before you remove them so you mxnual later reconnect them to Note their proper locations.