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HCL - Dell EMC PowerVault ME4

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.

Product Details:

Model number: ME4024
Storage Category: Hybrid RAID Storage Array
Drive quantity, size, type: 12- 2TB NL-SAS HDDs, 4 – 1.92TB SSDs
Storage configuration: ADAPT (Distributed RAID) for HDDs, RAID6 for SSDs
Firmware version: G280R008-01
Connection protocol and speed: iSCSI 10 GbE
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:

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:

Job Settings:

Deduplication: Enabled (Default)
Compression: Optimal (Default)
Storage Optimization: Local Target (Default)


Repository Settings:

Repository Type: Windows
Align backup file blocks: Enabled
Decompress before storing: Disabled (Default)
Per-VM Backup Files: Disabled (Default)

Vendor recommended configuration:

Hardware Settings:

  • Array compression used in testing – no
  • Array deduplication used in testing – no
  • Jumbo frames used in testing – yes, MTU=8860
  • Multipathing used in testing – yes, MPIO
VR Repo
KB ID: 3113
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication
Published: 2020-02-19
Last Modified: 2020-10-05
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