Dell PowerVault ME5

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.
Veeam Ready - Repository
Alliance Partner:

Dell Technologies

Alliance Product:

PowerVault ME5

Program Category:

Veeam Ready - Repository

Category Description:

Verified backup storage that supports all Veeam backup and restore features.

Article ID:

391

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

2022-04-20

Last modified date:

2022-04-20

Product Details

Model number: PowerVault ME5024 25G iSCSI
Storage Category: RAID Storage Array, Hybrid Storage
Drive quantity, size, type: 12x 2TB NL-SAS HDDs, 4x 1.92TB SSDs
Storage configuration: Pool A: SSDs in RAID6. Pool B: NL-SAS drives in ADAPT
Firmware version: ME5.1.0.0.0
Connection protocol and speed: 10 GbE iSCSI
Additional support: All models and configurations of Dell PowerVault ME5 with specifications equivalent or greater than the above
General product family overview: 

Dell PowerVault ME5 Series storage implements a block architecture for Backup and VMware virutalization workloads with native support for 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 ME5 Series arrays are managed by an integrated HTML5 web-based GUI.

Veeam Testing Configuration

Veeam Build Number: 11.0.1.1261 P20220302

Job Settings:

Deduplication: Enabled
Compression: Optimal
Storage Optimization: Local target

 

Repository Settings:

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

Vendor recommended configuration

Vendor Settings:

  • Caching used – Yes
  • Read/write caching –Yes, 16Gb Cache per controller. Albeit IO is flushed to disks quickly and does not spend a lot of time in cache.
  • Networking – MTU=8860
  • Multipathing / link aggregation used – Yes, MPIO

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