HCL - Promise Technology D5300

KB ID:
3088
Product:
Veeam Backup & Replication
Version:
9.x
Published:
Last Modified:
2020-01-14

Challenge

VeeamReadyRepo

Product Information:

Company name: Promise Technology
Product Family: VTrak D5000 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: D5300
Storage Category: Hybrid RAID Storage Array
Drive quantity, size, type: 20 – 960/1920GB SSDs, 96 – multi-size SAS/SATA HDDs
Storage configuration: RAID6
Firmware version: SR 1.3 (13.04.0000.06)
Connection protocol and speed: 10 GbE iSCSI
Additional support: All models and configurations of VTrak D5000 (including D5300,D5320,D5600,D5800) with specifications equivalent or greater than the above

General product family overview:

The Promise VTrak D5K is optimized for 10Gb Ethernet via SMB/NFS protocols for large file data ingesting, streaming, or processing between the VTrak D5K NAS storage appliance and its clients. Data can also be directly transferred between the VTrak D5K appliance and clients over the SAN via iSCSI/Fibre Channel network.

 

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
  • Multipathing used in testing - MPIO

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