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HCL - StarWind Virtual Tape Library

KB ID: 4081
Published: 2020-12-07
Last Modified: 2020-12-07

Product Information

Company name: StarWind
Product Family: StarWind Virtual Tape Library
Status: Veeam Ready - Tape
Classification Description: Tape solution where available hardware features have been tested to work with Veeam.

Product Details

Model number: Emulated HPE MSL 8096
Library Firmware Version: v8 build 13861
Drive firmware version: VTL
Driver for tape drive: HPE StoreEver Tape Drivers for Windows HPE MSL tape Libraries and 1/8 G2 Autoloader
Driver for media changer: HPE StoreEver Tape Drivers for Windows HPE LTO Tape Drive
Media type tested: LTO8
Additional Support: It is strongly recommended to use original HPE drivers for both drive and the autoloader.

General product family overview:

The solution allows customers to make DR and offsite tape shipping 100% automatic to increase security and eliminate human error. VTL emulates a physical tape library that attaches to the client systems by iSCSI or FC. The data written to the virtual tapes is stored on local storage and can also be tiered and replicated to public cloud storage according to user-defined retention policies. Supported cloud storage: AWS S3, Glacier, Glacier Deep Archive, Azure Blob (hot, cool, archive), Backblaze B2, Wasabi storage. Supported object storage: any S3-capable object storage.


Veeam testing configuration

Veeam Build Number:
VR Tape
KB ID: 4081
Published: 2020-12-07
Last Modified: 2020-12-07

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