HCL - Dell EMC Isilon

KB ID: 2351
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication
Version: 9.5.0.823
Published:
Last Modified: 2018-11-13

Challenge

Product Information:

Product Family: Dell EMC Isilon
Status: Veeam Ready - Repository
Classification Description: Verified backup storage that supports all Veeam backup and restore features.

Solution

Product Details:

Model number: All
Drive quantity: Any
Drive type: Any
Firmware version: OneFS 8.0 and newer. By design, Isilon has a 4TB max file size limitation in this firmware and therefore VMs bigger than 4-7TB cannot be backed up. We suggest using a software load balancer with it as referenced in KB2221 to address this. Scale out NAS Storage need careful planning around capacity and Veeam IO pattern, please contact the vendors for sizing guidelines and do a POC at large scale.
Additional support: Any EMC Isilon configuration with supported firmware. 

General product family overview:Dell EMC Isilon scale-out NAS is the ideal platform to store, manage and protect unstructured data efficiently while supporting a wide range of applications and workloads.  

Veeam testing configuration:

Veeam Build Number: 9.5.0.823

Job Settings:

  • Deduplication: Enabled (Default)
  • Compression: Optimal (Default)
  • Storage Optimization: LAN Target
Repository Settings:
  • Repository Type: Shared folder (or Linux Repository when used with General Storage dsmISI load balancer software - see KB2221)
  • Per-VM Backup Files: Enabled (Required)
  • Decompress before storing: Disabled (Default)
  • Align backup file blocks: Disabled (Default)

More Information

Company Information:

Company name: Dell EMC
Company overview: Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. Dell EMC services customers across 180 countries – including 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – with the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud.

Please be aware that we’re making changes which will restrict access to product updates for users without an active contract.

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