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HCL - DataON DCS-5230

KB ID: 3248
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication
Version: v10.x
Published: 2020-08-04
Last Modified: 2020-08-13



Product Information:

Company name: DataON
Product Family: Datacenter Storage (DCS)
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.


Product Details:

Model number: DCS-5230
Storage Category: RAID Storage Server
Drive quantity, size, type: 20 – 10TB HDD
Storage configuration: RAID6 (direct attach storage)
Firmware version: HPE Smart Array P824i-P MR Gen10; Firmware: 24.23.0-0042
Connection protocol and speed: 40 GbE
Additional support: All models and configurations of DCS-5230 with specifications equivalent or greater than the above

General product family overview:

The DataON Datacenter Storage (DCS) backup platform provides deployment versatility and scalability with the flexibility to support software-defined storage and RAID-based storage profiles. Tailored to withstand storage capacity demands in a hyper-scale data center, the DCS family provides exceptionally high storage density while leveraging high-efficiency power to maximize performance-per-watt savings to reduce TCO.


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: P2

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:

  • No array deduplication used in testing
  • No array compression used in testing
  • Jumbo frames used in testing (MTU=9000)
  • Additional storage settings
    • Disk Cache Policy: Disable
    • Read Policy: no Read Ahead
    • Write Policy: Write Back
    • IO Policy: Direct IO
KB ID: 3248
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication
Version: v10.x
Published: 2020-08-04
Last Modified: 2020-08-13

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