HCL - Panzura - Freedom NAS

KB ID: 2631
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication
Version: 9.5
Published:
Last Modified: 2018-12-11

Challenge

VeeamReadyRepo

Product Information:

Company name: Panzura, Inc.
Product Family: Freedom NAS
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 impact performance.

Solution

Product Details:

Model number: 5500
Storage Category: Cloud-out NAS Storage
Drive quantity, size, type: 12 - 800GB, SAS SSD
Storage configuration: RAID50 via automatic software configuration
Firmware version: 7.0.2.5
Connection protocol and speed: SMB, 2 x 10GbE
Additional support: All models and configurations of Freedom NAS with specifications equivalent or greater than the above

General product family overview:

Panzura FreedomTM is an intelligent hybrid cloud storage solution underpinned by Panzura CloudFS. Panzura CloudFS is a scale-out, distributed file system purpose-built for the cloud. Programmatically accessible through REST APIs, it utilizes high performance flash in the data center, and integrates the cloud for economics, scalability, and durability. Unlike NAS, it scales globally across multiple sites and multiple clouds.

 

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: Shared Folder
Align backup file blocks:  Enabled
Decompress before storing:  Disabled (Default)
Per-VM Backup Files:  Enabled


Vendor recommended configuration:

Hardware Settings: The default configuration enables auto-tuning for all Panzura settings, which work well with the Veeam application. The caching policy should be set to pinned (as opposed to autotune) to ensure the administrator controls which backup sets are available locally. All Veeam backup data must be pinned locally to ensure fast restores and effective data operations within Veeam, without cloud reads.

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