HCL - SUSE Enterprise Storage v5 SDS

KB ID: 2373
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication
Version: 9.5
Published:
Last Modified: 2018-12-18

Challenge

VeeamReadyRepo

Product Information:

Company name: SUSE
Product Family: Enterprise Storage
Status: Veeam Ready - Repository*
Classification Description: Verified backup storage that supports all Veeam backup and restore features.

*This Veeam Ready test was performed with an SSD/Flash configuration. As such, this classification only applies to configurations in which all SSD drives are used. The use of non-SSD drives may negatively impact performance.

Solution

Product Details:

Model number: Enterprise Storage 5.5
Storage Category: Software Defined Storage
Drive quantity, size, type: 59 - SATA SSD across 6 storage nodes
Storage configuration: Erasure coded, k=4, m=2
Firmware version: 5.5
Connection protocol and speed: 100GbE
Additional support: All models and configurations of Enterprise Storage 5.5 with specifications equivalent or greater than the above

General product family overview:

SUSE Enterprise Storage is a software-defined storage solution powered by Ceph designed to help enterprises manage the ever-growing data sets.

 

 

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: 9.5.0.1922

Job Settings:

Deduplication: Enabled (Default)
Compression: Optimal (Default)
Storage Optimization: Local Target (Default)
 

Repository Settings:

Repository Type: Linux
Align backup file blocks: Disabled (Default)
Decompress before storing:  Disabled (Default)
Per-VM Backup Files:  Enabled
 

Vendor recommended configuration:

Hardware Settings:

  • Hardware deduplication not used in testing
  • Hardware compression not used in testing

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