HCL - Qumulo C-168T

KB ID:
3044
Product:
Veeam Backup & Replication
Version:
9.x
Published:
Last Modified:
2019-11-12

Challenge

VeeamReadyRepo

Product Information:

Company name: Qumulo
Product Family: Qumulo C-Series
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: C-168T
Storage Category: Hybrid Storage
Drive quantity, size, type: 12 – 14TB SATA HDDs and 4 – 960GB SATA SSDs per node
Storage configuration: 4 node configuration, erasure encoded
Firmware version: Qumulo Core 2.14.0
Connection protocol and speed: SMB – 25GbE
Additional support: All models and configurations of Qumulo C-Series with specifications equivalent or greater than the above. Qumulo C-series includes multiple capacity points (C72T and C168T) with identical performance requirements.

General product family overview:
The Qumulo C-Series is a 1U Hybrid Flash Appliance. 4 nodes create an initial cluster. Qumulo Core software provides a high performance, scale-out NAS with SMB/NFS/FTP/RESTful protocol interfaces and standard enterprise features.

 

 

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: LAN Target
 

Repository Settings:

Repository Type: Shared Folder (CIFS)
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

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