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HCL - OSNEXUS QuantaStor

Product Information:


Company name: OSNEXUS
Product Family: QuantaStor
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: QuantaStor 5
Storage Category: Software Defined Storage
Drive quantity, size, type: 10 – 480GB SSD
Storage configuration: RAID10
Firmware version: 5.7.1
Connection protocol and speed: ISCSI 100 GbE
Additional support: All models and configurations of QuantaStor 5 with specifications equivalent or greater than the above

General product family overview:
QuantaStor is a Linux based scale-out software-defined storage platform with NAS, SAN, and S3 object storage support.



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:

  • All QuantaStor 5 configurations are supported but systems must meet minimum specifications of 10x or more data devices, 64GB of RAM, and at least 10x 2GHz processor cores or faster CPUs per server.
  • RAM cache used for reads is called ARC, QuantaStor uses OpenZFS technology which is integrated into the SDS platform.
  • No array deduplication used in testing
  • No array compression used in testing
  • Jumbo frames used in testing (MTU=9000)
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