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HCL - Western Digital Ultrastar Serv24-A

KB ID: 4029
Published: 2020-10-20
Last Modified: 2020-10-20

Product Information:

Company name: Western Digital
Product Family: Ultrastar Serv
Status: Veeam Ready - Repository
Classification Description: Verified backup storage that supports all Veeam backup and restore features.

Product Details:

Product Details:

Model number: Ultrastar Serv24-A
Storage Category: All Flash Storage
Drive quantity, size, type: 4 – 7.68TB SAS SSD
Storage configuration: RAID5
Firmware version: SSD FW: A925 (OS: Ubuntu 18.04)
Connection protocol and speed: Direct attached storage, 10GbE network
Additional support: All models and configurations of Serv24-A with specifications equivalent or greater than the above. Serv24-A supports 24 SSDs and was tested using an evaluation unit with only 4 SSDs.

General product family overview:

The Ultrastar Serv24-A storage server provides up to 368TB of solid-state storage in a rugged, standard or tamper-evident case. With dual Intel® Xeon® CPUs and high-performance SSDs, data ingest, and transfer is fast and efficient. The integrated handle makes it easy to carry and the available wheeled transit case provides even greater protection.


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: Linux
Align backup file blocks: Disabled (Default)
Decompress before storing: Disabled (Default)
Per-VM Backup Files: Disabled (Default)

Vendor recommended configuration:

Hardware Settings:

  • Testing storage server specs – CPU: Xeon Silver 4114, 10C, 2.2GHz 85W x 2 socket, MEM: 128GB
  • No array deduplication used in testing
  • No array compression used in testing
  • Jumbo frames used in testing – yes, MTU=9014
VR Repo
KB ID: 4029
Published: 2020-10-20
Last Modified: 2020-10-20

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