HCL - QSAN XCubeNAS XN8012R

KB ID: 2865
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication
Version: 9.x
Published:
Last Modified: 2019-01-07

Challenge

VeeamReadyRepo

Product Information:

Company name: QSAN Technology, Inc.
Product Family: XCubeNAS XN8000
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 the same amount or more SSD drives are used. The use of non-SSD drives may negatively impact performance.

Solution

Product Details:

Model number: XN8012R
Storage Category: Hybrid RAID Storage
Drive quantity, size, type: 4 – 2TB SSD
Storage configuration: RAID5
Firmware version: QSM 3.1.1
Connection protocol and speed: iSCSI, 10 GbE
Additional support: All models and configurations of XCubeNAS XN8000 with specifications equivalent or greater than the above

General product family overview:

QSAN Storage Manager 3 (QSM 3) is a NAS operation system specially designed for QSAN XCubeNAS series. The core of QSM is Linux kernel and in-house fine-tuning 128-bit ZFS. The ZFS has high scalability and can be managed easily, also with the ability to maintain the data integrity. QSM 3 not only inherits the amazing native features of ZFS, its powerful storage features ensure persistent, reliable storage management, protection against data corruption, seamless capacity expansion, several data integrity mechanisms, pool and disk encryption protection, unlimited snapshots, and unlimited clones.

 

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: 9.0.0.1922

Job Settings:

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

Repository Settings:

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

Vendor recommended configuration:

Hardware Settings:

  • Array deduplication used in testing – No
  • Array compression used in testing – Yes

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