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HCL - StarWind Virtual SAN

KB ID: 4079
Published: 2020-12-07
Last Modified: 2020-12-07

Product Information

Company name: StarWind
Product Family: StarWind Virtual SAN
Status: Veeam Ready - Repository
Classification Description: Verified backup storage that supports all Veeam backup and restore features.
Qualification Note
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: Virtual SAN V8
Storage Category: Software Defined Storage
Drive quantity, size, type: 1 – 2.0TB NVMe Flash Adapter
Storage configuration: active-active synchronous two-way mirroring between storage nodes
Firmware version: v8 build 13861
Connection protocol and speed: iSCSI 100 GbE
Additional support: All models and configurations of StarWind VSAN with storage specifications equivalent or greater than the above

General product family overview:

StarWind Virtual SAN eliminates any need for physical shared storage by simply "mirroring" internal hard disks and flash between hypervisor or storage servers. It is compatible with Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere/ ESXi, Linux KVM, and Xen. StarWind VSAN is tailored for Enterprise remote offices & branch offices (ROBO), small & medium businesses (SMB), and Edge. VSAN delivers FT storage to your applications with just two nodes.


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

Vendor recommended configuration

Hardware Settings:

  • Jumbo frames used in testing (MTU=9000)
VR Repo
KB ID: 4079
Published: 2020-12-07
Last Modified: 2020-12-07

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