HCL - Western Digital Ultrastar Serv24+6

KB ID:
3020
Product:
Veeam Backup & Replication
Version:
9.x
Published:
Last Modified:
2019-10-14

Challenge

VeeamReadyRepo

Product Information:

Company name: Western Digital
Product Family: Ultrastar Serv24
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: Ultrastar Serv24+6
Storage Category: Hybrid Storage
Drive quantity, size, type: 12 – 12TB SAS HDDs, 6 – 3.2TB NVMe SSDs
Storage configuration: RAID1 (6-SSDs for Veeam Repository)
Firmware version: 01
Connection protocol and speed: SAS – 12Gbps
Additional support: All models and configurations of Ultrastar Serv24 with specifications equivalent or greater than the above

General product family overview:

Ultrastar Serv24+6 is a high-density hybrid storage server with 24 HDDs and 6 NVMe SSDs. With 28-core dual 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processor CPUs. It is designed for data and compute intensive environments such as VDI, backup and archive, and big data analytics.

 

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: 9.5.4.2866

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: Enabled

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