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HCL - QNAP ES1640dc v2

Challenge

VeeamReadyRepo

Product Information:

Company name: QNAP Systems, Inc
Product Family: ES1640dc v2
Status: Veeam Ready - Repository
Classification Description: Verified backup storage that supports all Veeam backup and restore features.

Solution

Product Details:

Model number: ES1640dc v2
Storage Category: RAID Storage Array
Drive quantity, size, type: 15 – 6TB SAS drives
Storage configuration: RAID6
Firmware version: 2.1.0
Connection protocol and speed: SMB, 10GbE
Additional support: All models and configurations of ES1640dc v2 with specifications equivalent or greater than the above.

General product family overview:

The ES1640dc v2 is whole-new product line developed by QNAP for mission-critical tasks and intensive virtualization applications. With Intel® Xeon® E5 processors, dual active controllers, ZFS, and fully supporting virtualization environments, the ES1640dc v2 delivers “real business-class” cloud computing data storage. The ES1640dc v2 features the brand-new QES operating system that allows almost limitless snapshots, block-level data deduplication, and thin provisioning with reclaim, assisting businesses in building the most cost-efficient VDI platform and storage for critical data. The ES1640dc v2 provides the same user experience as the current QNAP NAS and QTS system, allowing business users to enjoy the easy learning curve and quickly deploy the system.

 

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: 9.5.0.1536

Job Settings:

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

Repository Settings:

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

Vendor recommended configuration:

Hardware Settings:

  • No array compression or deduplication was used during testing
  • Multi-pathing using SMB3 used in testing environment
  • Jumbo frames used in testing (MTU=9000)

More information

SMB write-through is supported on this platform and was used in the Veeam Ready testing. You must enable the SMB write-through setting on the storage to avoid issues that are described in the following knowledge base entry: KB3124.
KB ID:
2436
Product:
Veeam Backup & Replication
Version:
9.5.0.1536
Published:
2018-01-26
Last Modified:
2020-08-13
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