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OSNEXUS QuantaStor

Veeam Ready - Object
Alliance Partner:

OSNEXUS

Alliance Product:

QuantaStor

Program Category:

Veeam Ready - Object

Category Description:

Secondary backup target solutions that support object storage are confirmed to be compatible with Veeam products’ object storage features, and meet or exceed performance tests

Article ID:

254

Veeam Product(s):
  • Veeam Backup & Replication 11
  • Veeam Backup & Replication 12
  • Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 5.0
  • Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 7.0
  • Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 6.0
  • Veeam Agent for Linux 6.0
  • Veeam Agent for Mac 2.0
Features and Attributes:
  • Backup Target - Object
  • Immutability
  • Smart Object Storage API
Publication date:

2021-02-16

Last modified date:

2024-05-10

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.
Smart Object Storage API "CapacityInfo" feature is supported by the solution.

SOSAPI is supported for Veeam Backup and Replication. Please note, VB365 currently doesn’t offer SOSAPI functionality
IAM/STS functionality is not supported by the solution.

Product Details


Product details for Veeam Backup & Replication v12 validation:

Model number: QuantaStor 6.3.1
Storage Category: S3-compatible Object Storage
Drive quantity, size, type: 

  • 54 x 600GB SAS Platter (Data Pool Disks)
  • 9 x 200GB SATA SSD (Metadata and Index Pools)
  • 6 x 512GB NVMe (Journal Devices)

Storage configuration: Erasure coding
Firmware version: 6.3.1
Storage network speed: 100GbE


Product details for Veeam Backup & Replication v11 validation:
Model number: 
QuantaStor 5
Storage Category: S3 Compatible Object Storage
Drive quantity, size, type: 
3 systems, each with:

  • 5 x Toshiba MK3001GRRB SATA HDDs (300 GB)
  • 2 x Intel 600p NVMe (512 GB)

Storage configuration: Erasure 2+1
Firmware version: 5.12.5
Connection protocol and speed: 25Gb
Please note: Smart Object Storage API (SOSAPI) has not been validated for Veeam Backup & Replication v11 

Additional support:
All models and configurations of QuantaStor for S3 compatible storage with specifications equivalent or greater than the above.

General product family overview:
QuantaStor is a Linux based scale-out software-defined storage platform with NAS, SAN, and S3 object storage support.

Best Practices: https://www.osnexus.com/ceph-designer 

Veeam testing configuration

Veeam Build Number for Veeam Backup & Replication v12: 12.1.1.56


Veeam Build Number for Veeam Backup & Replication v11: 11.0.1.1261 P20211211

Vendor recommended configuration

Vendor Settings  for Veeam Backup & Replication v12 validation:

  • Array deduplication used in testing: No
  • Array compression used in testing: No
  • Multipathing / link aggregation used: Single Link

Vendor Settings  for Veeam Backup & Replication v11 validation:

  • Networking: MTU=9000


Additional Considerations for Veeam Backup & Replication v11 validation:

Object storage configurations may be deployed by cloud providers with a variety of redundancy configuration options with erasure coding being the most common for Veeam backup repository use cases.  Smaller clusters using EC layouts like 4K+2M and larger clusters using more space efficient 8K+2M or 16K+3M layout options.

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