HCL - Quest QoreStor 6.0 Dell R540

KB ID:
3015
Product:
Veeam Backup & Replication
Version:
9.5
Published:
Last Modified:
2019-10-07

Challenge

VeeamReadyArchive

Product Information:

Company name: Quest Software, Inc.
Product Family: QoreStor 6.0
Status: Veeam Ready – Archive
Classification Description: Verified disk archive storage that can be used as a Backup Copy target. Synthetic full backups, granular restores, and vPower features may not provide sufficient performance or be supported.

Solution

Product Details:

Model number: DELL OEM R540
Storage Category: Software Defined Storage
Drive quantity, size, type: 12 – 8TB NL-SAS HDD, 2 – 960GB SATA SSD
Storage configuration: RAID6 for HDD (data), RAID1 for SSD (metadata)
Firmware version: V6.0.0 Build 668
Connection protocol and speed: SMB, 2-10GbE bonded LACP
Additional support: All models and configurations of QoreStor 6.0 on hardware platforms with specifications equivalent or greater than the above

General product family overview:

Software-defined secondary storage platform for backup. ... Your storage will shrink with QoreStor deduplication. Accelerate backups, variable block deduplication, and direct to storage backup by using QoreStor with Veeam Software.

 

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: Dedupe-friendly
Storage Optimization: Local Target (large blocks)
 

Repository Settings:

Repository Type: CIFS (SMB) Share
Align backup file blocks: Enabled
Decompress before storing: Enabled
Per-VM Backup Files: Enabled
 

Vendor recommended configuration:

Hardware Settings:

  • Array deduplication used in testing – Yes
  • Array compression used in testing – Yes
  • Jumbo frames used in testing – Yes, 9000 MTU

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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