HCL - Nexsan Unity Series (2200)

KB ID:
3201
Product:
Veeam Backup & Replication
Version:
v10.x
Published:
Last Modified:
2020-06-08

Challenge

VeeamReadyRepo

Product Information:

Company name: Nexsan
Product Family: Unity 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: 2200
Storage Category: Unified Hybrid Storage
Drive quantity, size, type: 14 – mixed capacity NL-SAS drives. 1- 740GB SAS SSD, 1 – 360GB SAS SSD
Storage configuration: RAID10 for HDDs, 740GB SSD for write cache, 360GB SSD for read cache
Firmware version: 6.1.0.71242
Connection protocol and speed: NFS 10 GbE
Additional support: All models and configurations of Unity with specifications equivalent or greater than the above

General product family overview:

Unity, the next generation unified storage, supports Fibre Channel and iSCSI connectivity in addition to NAS protocols. HDD and SSD support can be tailored for the best mixed application deployment environment or all-flash configurations for high performance needs. The latest Intel® Xeon® processors and increased memory allow for more IOPs, lower latency, and power to expand.

 

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

Job Settings:

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

Repository Settings:

Repository Type: Linux
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)

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