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XLS ENTERPRISE LIBRARY SYSTEM
XLS ENTERPRISE LIBRARY SYSTEM
  • Scales easily from 
4 to 128 drives
  • Readily grows from 
350 to over 11,780 tapes
  • Uses industry leading
 LTO tape technology
  • Very high density -
over 285 TB per square foot
  • Up to 40 I/O slots per LRM 
speed bulk tape handling
 operations
  • Up to eight independent 
host connections
  • Integrated diagnostics and advanced monitoring maximize uptime
  • Advanced single-view, browser-based interface provides uniform local and worldwide management
  • Highly efficient power design: low power consumption, reduced cooling requirements
XLS SETS NEW STANDARDS IN THE FOUR CRITICAL AREAS OF ENTERPRISE DATA STORAGE:
  • Maximum DENSITY. XLS conserves valuable IT floor space by using Qualstar’s trademark rotary carousel design.
  • Revolutionary PERFORMANCE. Compass Architecture, Qualstar’s revolutionary short-travel robotic design, insures fast access to large amounts of data without sacrificing reliability.
  • Balanced ECONOMY. XLS allows you to balance capacity and performance to fit your current require- ments and protect your investment as needs grow.
  • Unlimited SCALABILITY. The unique flexibility of XLS’ modular design scales seamlessly from 350 tapes to over 11,700 tapes.
Features
  • N+1 hot swappable power system
  • Up to 40 I/O slots per LRM
  • Individual Fibre Channel control interfaces for up to 8 partitions
  • Single-view, local and remote management
  • Automatic fault notification
  • 15” color touch screen for local control
  • LED indicators provide real-time visual status information
FLEXIBILITY
The XLS accommodates up to eight Fibre Channel library control channels. User configured parameters can be backed up remotely so that in the event of a major library controller failure/replacement the user configuration can be uploaded and the library brought back online immediately.
 
The XLS also offers optional 6U or 8U1 rack space in some models to accommodate auxiliary equipment such as switches, RAID storage, storage controllers, or other equipment.
 
X-LINK™ SINGLE-VIEW WORLDWIDE INTERFACE
X-Link is a powerful, browser-based graphical user interface that gives both local and remote administrators a single-view, comprehensive tool set to configure, manage, monitor and control XLS via a single IP connection, worldwide. A large color touch screen provides local management and control.
 
LOGICAL LIBRARY PARTITIONS
Up to eight individual library partitions can be established. Each partition contains Fibre Channel tape drives, and a dedicated library control interface. X-Link gives administrators complete information about and control of the storage elements assigned to each partition, making setup, administration and re-configuration easy.
 
DATA-GUARD™ ONBOARD UPS
XLS is the first library to deliver built-in power failure protection for the library robotics, independent of any external power protection scheme. If input power to the library fails, the Data-Guard UPS maintains system power long enough to protect any media located in the picker assembly from harm. It also carries out an orderly shutdown of the library controllers and processor to allow problem-free restarts when power returns. UPS protection is restored after 10 minutes of normal operation recharges the onboard battery.
 
EASE OF SERVICE
XLS uses a modern FRU design incorporating easily exchanged modules. The power supplies, cooling fans, and drives are all designed for easy replacement. MTTR for any service operation is <30 minutes. Remote access by Qualstar Technical Support speeds monitoring and diagnosis to eliminate service interruptions.
 
HIGH AVAILABILITY
N+1 power is standard on the XLS-820500, XLS-832700 and XLS-8161100 and optional on other models. The system controller uses a journaling file system for faster recovery from power loss / system resets. XLS uses a distributed control intelligence connected by a high reliability CAN bus. Advanced diagnostics and error recovery procedures are incorporated in the XLS firmware design.
Model Description
XLS-810160 /
XLS-810240
  • Scales easily from 2 to 10 LTO tape drives
  • Readily grows from 165 or 245 slots to 762 slots
  • Up to 20 I/O slots speed bulk tape handling operations
  • Up to eight independent logical partitions
XLS-820500 /
XLS-832700 /
XLS-8161100
  • Scales easily up to 127 LTO Fibre Channel drives
  • Readily grows from 350 to over 11,700 tapes
  • Up to 200 I/O slots speed bulk tape handling operations
  • Up to eight independent logical partitions
  • Optional powered and cooled EIA rack space to accommodate switches, RAID storage, storage controllers or other equipment.
 
LRM – THE LIBRARY RESOURCE MODULE
The LRM 820500, 832700 and 8161100 are complete library units containing control electronics, tape drives, storage slots, I/O ports and our unique robotic media handler. Each LRM is highly scalable making it easy to vary drive and cartridge slot ratios to fit your needs.
 
An LRM holds any mix of up to 8, 16, 20 or 32 Fibre Channel or SCSI LTO drives depending on the model. Bays holding up to 4 tape drives or 30 media storage slots can be mixed and matched to meet changing requirements. Up to 40 I/O slots are supported in each LRM.
 
MEM – MEMORY EXPANSION MODULE
When your storage needs grow beyond an LRM, one or two MEMs can easily be added. Using Qualstar’s trademark rotating carousel cartridge storage design, each MEM contains 535 or 1,075 additional slots in very dense, compact footprints.
 
COMPONENT LRM 820500 LRM 832700 LRM 8161100 MEM1 MEM2
Drive Bays - Standard 1 with 4 drive slots 2 with 8 drive slots 1 with 4 drive slots    
Drive Bays - Optional Up to 4 additional bays with 4 drive slots in each Up to 6 additional bays with 4 drive slots in each Up to 3 additional bays with 4 drive slots in each    
Cartridge Slots - Standard 335* 435* 846* 1,075 535
Cartridge Slots - Optional Add 110 Add 110 or 220 Add 110 or 220    
I/O Slots - Standard 10 20 20    
I/O Slots - Optional Add 10 or 30 (maximum 40) Add 20 (maximum 40) Add 20 (maxiumum 40)    
Equipment Bay Options 6U or 8U 6U or 8U n/a    
Supported Tape Drives LTO5 and LTO6    
Library Interfaces FC Added in increments of 2 (maximum 8) FC Added in increments of 2 (maximum 8) FC Added in increments of 2 (maximum 8)    
N+1 Power Standard Standard Standard    
*Each additional bay subtracts 30 tape slots