HCL - Nexsan Beast P

KB ID:
3050
Product:
Veeam Backup & Replication
Version:
9.x
Published:
Last Modified:
2019-11-13

Challenge

VeeamReadyRepo

Product Information:

Company name: Nexsan
Product Family: Beast P
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: BT60P
Storage Category: RAID Storage Array
Drive quantity, size, type: 8 – 4TB SATA 7200RPM
Storage configuration: RAID5, 2GB Write cache, 16GB read cache
Firmware version: S011.1304
Connection protocol and speed: iSCSI - 10 GbE
Additional support: All models and configurations of Beast P with specifications equivalent or greater than the above

General product family overview:

BEAST P lets you get back your rack when space is tight, designed for 60 drives in 4U of a standard rack. That’s up to 720TB of capacity in 4U and up to a total of 2.16PB in a fully scaled 12U configuration. Our systems are built to withstand some pretty tough storage environments outside the data center like ships, subway stations, and storage closets that have less than ideal temperatures and vibration. Nexsan leverages an innovative design with Cool-Drive Technology and Anti-Vibration Design to significantly reduce heat and vibration in the unit.

 

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
 

Vendor recommended configuration:

Hardware Settings:

  • No array deduplication used in testing
  • No array compression used in testing
  • Jumbo frames used in testing (MTU=9000)
  • MPIO used in testing - round robin using 2 x 10Ge physical ports, 4 iSCSI sessions per port
  • Additional storage settings – sequential optimization used

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