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StarWind Virtual SAN

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Alliance Partner:

StarWind

Alliance Product:

StarWind Virtual SAN

Program Category:

Veeam Ready - Repository

Category Description:

Verified backup storage that supports all Veeam backup and restore features

Article ID:

247

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

2020-12-07

Last modified date:

2021-05-11

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: StarWind Virtual SAN V8
Storage Category: Software Defined Storage
Drive quantity, size, type: 1 – 2.0TB NVMe Flash Adapter per node
Storage configuration: active-active synchronous two-way mirroring between storage nodes
Firmware version: v8 build 14033
Connection protocol and speed: 100 GbE iSCSI
Additional support: All models and configurations of StarWind VSAN with 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.

 

 

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 (Default)
Decompress before storing: Disabled (Default)
Per-VM Backup Files: Enabled

Vendor recommended configuration

Vendor Settings:

  • No array deduplication used in testing
  • No array compression used in testing
  • Jumbo frames used in testing (MTU=9000)

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