HCL - Dell EMC PowerVault ME4

KB ID:
3113
Product:
Veeam Backup & Replication
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Published:
Last Modified:
2020-02-21

Challenge

VeeamReadyRepo

Product Information:

Company name: Dell EMC
Product Family: PowerVault ME4
Status: Veeam Ready - Repository
Classification Description: Verified backup storage that supports all Veeam backup and restore features.

Solution

Product Details:

Model number: PowerVault ME4024
Storage Category: RAID Storage Array
Drive quantity, size, type: 4 x 1.92TB SSD, 12 x 2TB 7.2k HDD
Storage configuration: RAID10 on SSDs, ADAPT RAID on HDDs
Firmware version: G280 v1
Connection protocol and speed: 10 GbE iSCSI
Additional support: All models and configurations of PowerVault ME4 with specifications equivalent or greater than the above

General product family overview:

Dell EMC PowerVault ME4 Series storage implements a block architecture with VMware virtualization integration and concurrent support for native iSCSI, Fibre Channel, and SAS protocols. Each system leverages dual storage processors (single storage processor systems are available) and a full 12Gb SAS back-end. Additional storage capacity is added via Disk Array Enclosures (DAEs) while Distributed RAID (ADAPT) delivers faster drive re-build times. And all ME4 Series arrays are managed by an integrated HTML5 web-based GUI.

 

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: Direct attached storage - Microsoft Windows
Align backup file blocks: Disabled (Default)
Decompress before storing: Disabled (Default)
Per-VM Backup Files: Disabled (Default)
 

Vendor recommended configuration:

Hardware Settings:

  • No array deduplication used in testing
  • No array compression used in testing
  • Multipath used during testing

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