HCL - Dell EMC PowerStore T

KB ID:
3175
Product:
Veeam Backup & Replication
Version:
v10.x
Published:
Last Modified:
2020-07-22

Challenge

VeeamReadyRepo

Product Information:

Company name: Dell EMC
Product Family: PowerStore
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: 1000T
Storage Category: All Flash Storage
Drive quantity, size, type: 12 – NVMe SSD (Total Capacity 3.8TB)
Storage configuration: RAID10
Firmware version: 1.0.1.0.5.002
Connection protocol and speed: 25 GbE iSCSI
Additional support: All models and configurations of PowerStore T with specifications equivalent or greater than the above

General product family overview:

The ground-breaking Dell EMC PowerStore achieves new levels of operational simplicity and agility, utilizing a container-based architecture, advanced storage technologies, and intelligent automation to unlock the power of your data. Based on a scale-out architecture and hardware-accelerated advanced data reduction, PowerStore is designed to deliver enhanced resource utilization and performance that keeps pace with application and system growth.

 

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: 10.0.0.4461 P1

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 deduplication was used in testing
  • Array compression was used in testing

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