Model number: dsmISI load balancing software (used together with Dell PowerScale A300)
Storage Category: Scale-out NAS
Drive quantity, size, type: 15 – 4TB SATA HDD, 2 – 1.6TB SSD (per node)
Storage configuration: Default +2d:1n protection was used (OneFS erasure coding protection level that protects against two drive failures or one node failure)
Firmware version: dsmISI for Veeam version V2.3 (together with Dell PowerScale OneFS 9.5). Scale out NAS Storage need careful planning around capacity and Veeam IO pattern, please contact the vendors for sizing guidelines and do a POC at large scale.
Connection protocol and speed: Linux Repository - 25 GbE
Additional support: dsmISI is available for all Dell PowerScale Series
General product family overview: dsmISI for Veeam – accelerated filing of Veeam repository in Dell PowerScale (OneFS Scale-out storage). In principle, dsmISI for Veeam implements dynamic multi pathing, which automatically spreads reads and writes symmetrically across all available network paths and Isilon nodes, guaranteeing maximum throughput for any attached Veeam Repository server. dsmISI for Veeam is installed on the Linux operating system and communicates with Isilon clusters, creates NFS/SMB connections to all nodes and presents them to Veeam Repository as a single, very fast XFS file system, providing support for FastClone and immutability. dsmISI for Veeam automatically detects whenever Isilon nodes fail or when nodes are removed from or added to a cluster. Failovers are executed transparently for Veeam Repository server. Dynamic load balancing at runtime ensures that all nodes of a cluster are being utilized equally.