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Qumulo K-Series

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Qumulo K-Series

Veeam Ready Category:

Veeam Ready - Repository

Category Description:

Verified backup storage that supports all Veeam backup and restore features

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Veeam Product and Release:
  • Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4b
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Product Details:

Model number: K-168T
Storage Category: Hybrid Storage
Drive quantity, size, type: 12 – 14TB SATA HDDs and 3 – 960GB SATA SSDs per node
Storage configuration: 4 node configuration, erasure encoded
Firmware version: Qumulo Core 2.14.0
Connection protocol and speed: SMB – 10GbE
Additional support: All models and configurations of Qumulo K-Series with specifications equivalent or greater than the above. Qumulo K-series includes multiple capacity points (K144T, and K168T) with identical performance requirements.

General product family overview:
The Qumulo K-Series is a 1U Hybrid Flash Appliance. 4 nodes create an initial cluster. Qumulo Core software provides a high performance, scale-out NAS with SMB/NFS/FTP/RESTful protocol interfaces and standard enterprise features.



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.

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Job Settings:

Deduplication: Enabled (Default)
Compression: Optimal (Default)
Storage Optimization: LAN Target

Repository Settings:

Repository Type: Shared Folder (CIFS)
Align backup file blocks: Disabled (Default)
Decompress before storing: Disabled (Default)
Per-VM Backup Files: Enabled

Vendor recommended configuration:

Hardware Settings:

  • No array deduplication used in testing
  • No array compression used in testing
Warning about SMB Write-Through
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.

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