HCL - Nexsan E-Series

KB ID:
3008
Product:
Veeam Backup & Replication
Version:
9.x
Published:
Last Modified:
2019-09-20

Challenge

VeeamReadyRepo

Product Information:

Company name: Nexsan
Product Family: E-Series
Status: Veeam Ready - Repository
Classification Description: Verified backup storage that supports all Veeam backup and restore features.

Solution

Product Details:

Model number: E-18P
Storage Category: RAID Storage Array
Drive quantity, size, type: 18 – 10TB SAS 7200 RPM drives
Storage configuration: RAID5
Firmware version: S011.1304
Connection protocol and speed: 10 GbE iSCSI
Additional support: All models and configurations of E-Series with specifications equivalent or greater than the above

General product family overview:

E-Series P is a high-density, high-performance, highly scalable, ultra-reliable storage system that enables organizations to lower their storage costs, maximize storage uptime, and boost data storage ROI. E-Series P is a versatile SAN or DAS solution to stay ahead of the enormous data growth, demanding workloads, and high resiliency requirements in a variety of businesses, including media & entertainment, government, healthcare, HPC, financial, surveillance and service provider sectors.

 

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: Disabled
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: Enabled
 

Vendor recommended configuration:

Hardware Settings:

  • Cache Tuning settings in System Admin page on UI
    • Cache Optimization Setting
    • Write Cache Streaming Mode
  • 2GB write cache, 30GB read cache used
  • Jumbo frames used (MTU=9000)
  • Multipathing used (MPIO, round robin using 2X 10GbE)

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