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HCL - Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance

KB ID: 2203
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication
Version: 9.x
Published: 2016-12-13
Last Modified: 2020-08-13



Product Information:

Company name: Oracle Inc, America
Product Family: Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance
Status: Veeam Ready - Repository
Classification Description: Verified backup storage that supports all Veeam backup and restore features.

*This Veeam Ready test was performed with storage having a configuration that includes SSD/Flash. As such, this classification only applies to similar configurations in which the same amount or more SSD drives are used. The use of non-SSD drives may negatively impact performance.


Product Details:

Model number: ZS5-4
Storage Category: Hybrid Storage
Drive quantity, size, type: 80 - 7200 RPM 8TB HDD | 4 - 200GB SSD Write Cache | 2 - 3.2TB SSD Meta Device
Storage configuration: ZFS RAID single parity, narrow stripes w/ 4 write cache SSDs in mirrored profile w/ 2 meta device SSDs in striped profile (for deduplication)
Firmware version: OS 8.8.x
Connection protocol and speed: iSCSI, or NFS | 10GbE
Additional support: All models and configurations of ZFS Storage Appliance models [ZS5-x | ZS7-x] with specifications equivalent or greater than the above

General product family overview:

Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance is a powerful multi-protocol, multi-purpose, enterprise class storage solution that provides the flexibility for both primary and backup storage. Features such as variable compression, data deduplication, and large (1M) block sizes enables efficient, high throughput data storage for Veeam backup environments in SMB, iSCSI, NFS, and FC topologies.


Veeam testing configuration:

Note: The following settings were used by the vendor to meet Veeam Ready testing requirements and should not be considered best practices. Additional changes or settings may be needed to meet the storage efficiency or performance needs for each environment. For each setting, reference links are provided for further clarification.

Veeam Build Number:

Job Settings:

Deduplication: Disabled
Compression: None
Storage Optimization: Local Target (Default)

Repository Settings:

Repository Type: iSCSI: Windows | NFS: Shared Folder
Align backup file blocks: Enabled
Decompress before storing: Enabled
Per-VM Backup Files: Enabled

Vendor recommended configuration:

Hardware Settings:

  • Array deduplication used in testing – yes
  • Array compression used in testing – yes (LZ4)
  • Jumbo frames used in testing (MTU=9000)
KB ID: 2203
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication
Version: 9.x
Published: 2016-12-13
Last Modified: 2020-08-13

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