HCL - Zadara VPSA (Virtual Private Storage Array)

KB ID:
2961
Product:
Veeam Backup & Replication
Version:
9.5.4.x
Published:
Last Modified:
2019-09-20

Challenge

VeeamReadyRepo

Product Information:

Company name: Zadara
Product Family: VPSA (Virtual Private Storage Array)
Status: Veeam Ready - Repository
Classification Description: Verified backup storage that supports all Veeam backup and restore features.

*This Veeam Ready test was performed with storage having a configuration that includes SSD/Flash. As such, this classification only applies to similar 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: VPSA Storage Array
Storage Category: Software Defined Storage
Drive quantity, size, type: 4 x 1.6TB SSD
Storage configuration: RAID10
Firmware version: 18.11
Connection protocol and speed: 40 GbE iSCSI
Additional support: All models and configurations of VPSA running v18.11 and above with hardware specifications equivalent or greater than the above

General product family overview:

Zadara VPSA Storage Array provides:

  • Unified storage with both Block volumes and File shares exposure
  • Data Protection (RAID-1, 6, 10, 60)
  • Advanced Data management (Thin Volumes, Snapshots & Clones)
  • Management GUI and Rest API
  • Flexibility to grow and shrink resources such as CPU, RAM, cache and drive allocations.

 

 

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: 9.5.4.2753

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:

  • Multipathing used in testing – yes (MPIO)
  • All VPSA volumes should be connected using Zadara’s best practices for VMware

More Information

This storage system has a feature which allows older data to be offloaded to object storage. Object storage gateway appliances that are used to store backup data in filer (CIFS/NFS) or block device mode (iSCSI/FC/SAS) are not supported if the backup data is offloaded to object storage and is no longer stored directly on the appliance. If there is a need to offload restore points to a remote site, the only supported way is to use Capacity Tier or Backup to Tape jobs. Please find additional details here.

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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