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HCL - Quest QoreStor 7.0 - LENOVO SR540P

Product Information

Company name: Quest Software, Inc.
Product Family: QoreStor 7.0
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: LENOVO SR540P (Quest / Lenovo Bundle)
Storage Category: Software Defined Storage
Drive quantity, size, type: 8 - 1.745TB SAS SSD
Storage configuration: RAID5
Firmware version: V7.0.1 Build 222
Connection protocol and speed: SMB, 2-bonded 10GbE connections
Additional support: All models and configurations of QoreStor 7.0.x on hardware platforms with specifications equivalent or greater than the above

General product family overview:

Software-defined secondary storage platform for backup. Your storage will shrink with QoreStor deduplication. Accelerate backups, variable block deduplication, and direct to storage backup by using QoreStor with Veeam Software.

 

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: 10.0.1.4854

Job Settings:

Deduplication: Enabled (Default)
Compression: Dedup-friendly
Storage Optimization: Local Target – large block

 

Repository Settings:

Repository Type: CIFS/SMB
Align backup file blocks: Enabled
Decompress before storing: Enabled
Per-VM Backup Files: Enabled

Vendor recommended configuration

Vendor Settings:

  • Jumbo frames used during testing - yes, MTU=9000
  • Array deduplication used during testing – yes
  • Array compression used during testing – yes
  • QoreStor Deployments - More than or equal to 6 SSDs or 12 HDDs @ Raid5 or Raid50 with RAID6 as an Alternate for Higher Resiliency
SMB write-through is supported on this platform and was used in the Veeam Ready testing.
You must enable the SMB write-through setting on the storage to avoid issues that are described in the following knowledge base entry: KB3124.
VR Repo
KB ID: 4125
Published: 2021-03-09
Last Modified: 2021-03-09
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