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Dell EMC PowerVault ME4

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Alliance Partner:

Dell EMC

Alliance Product:

PowerVault ME4

Program Category:

Veeam Ready - Repository

Category Description:

Verified backup storage that supports all Veeam backup and restore features

Article ID:

214

Veeam Product:
  • Veeam Backup & Replication 11
Type:
  • Backup Target - Disk
Publication date:

2020-02-19

Last modified date:

2021-07-21

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 one or more SSD drives are used.  The use of non-SSD drives may negatively impact performance.

Product Details:

Model number: ME4024
Storage Category: RAID Storage Array
Drive quantity, size, type: 12- 2TB NL-SAS HDDs, 4 – 1.92TB SSDs
Storage configuration: NL-SAS hard drives in ADAPT (Distributed RAID), SSDs in RAID6
Firmware version: GT280R008-04
Connection protocol and speed: iSCSI 10 GbE
Additional support: All models and configurations of PowerVault ME4 with specifications equivalent or greater than the above

General product family overview:

Dell EMC PowerVault ME4 Series storage implements a block architecture with VMware virtualization integration and concurrent support for native iSCSI, Fibre Channel, and SAS protocols. Each system leverages dual storage processors (single storage processor systems are available) and a full 12Gb SAS back-end. Additional storage capacity is added via Disk Array Enclosures (DAEs) while Distributed RAID (ADAPT) delivers faster drive re-build times. And all ME4 Series arrays are managed by an integrated HTML5 web-based GUI.

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: 11.0.0.837

Job Settings:

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

 

Repository Settings:

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

Vendor recommended configuration:

Hardware Settings:

  • Array compression used in testing – no
  • Array deduplication used in testing – no
  • Jumbo frames used in testing – yes, MTU=8860
  • Multipathing used in testing – yes, MPIO

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