HCL - Fujitsu CS8000 (V7.1)

KB ID:
2973
Product:
Veeam Backup & Replication
Version:
9.x
Published:
Last Modified:
2019-09-20

Challenge

VeeamReadyRepo

Product Information:

Company name: Fujitsu (Fujitsu Technology Solutions)
Product Family: ETERNUS CS
Status: Veeam Ready - Repository
Classification Description: Verified backup storage that supports all Veeam backup and restore features.

Solution

Product Details:

Model number: CS8000 V7.1
Storage Category: RAID Storage Array
Drive quantity, size, type: 24 – 960GB SSD 2.5” drives
Storage configuration: RAID5
Firmware version: V7.1A2140-SP00
Connection protocol and speed: CIFS 10GbE
Additional support: All models and configurations of ETERNUS CS8000 with specifications equivalent or greater than the above

General product family overview:
ETERNUS CS8000 is a datacenter solution for backup and archive storage for mainframe and open systems. Using intelligent process automation and the pooling of storage capacities, data is automatically managed and can scale from 19TB up to 96PB (net sable) on disk. ETERNUS CS8000 is the most versatile and flexible solution of its kind.

 

 

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: 9.5.4.2615

Job Settings:

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

Repository Settings:

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

Vendor recommended configuration:

Hardware Settings:

  • No array deduplication used in testing
  • No array compression used in testing
  • Jumbo frames used in testing (MTU=9000)

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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