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Seagate Technology - CORVAULT

Veeam Ready - Repository
Alliance Partner:

Seagate Technology

Alliance Product:

CORVAULT

Program Category:

Veeam Ready - Repository

Category Description:

Primary backup target solutions that have been qualified as meeting or exceeding both functional and performance tests for backup and restore operations.

Article ID:

460

Veeam Product(s):
  • Veeam Backup & Replication 11
Features and Attributes:
  • Backup Target - Disk DAS
Publication date:

2022-10-14

Last modified date:

2022-10-14

Product Details

Model number: CORVAULT 4U106 with 106x 18TB SAS HDDs
Storage Category: RAID Storage Array
Drive quantity, size, type: 106x 18TB SAS HDDs
Storage configuration: 
Seagate Advanced Distributed Autonomic Protection Technology (ADAPT).
There is a total of 106 HDDs divided into two large ADAPT disk groups with 8+2 striping. There are two storage controllers in each CORVAULT and in this configuration, each controller owns one disk group. One large volume was created on each disk group, consuming 100% of the available space.
With 18TB drives (as tested), each disk group has 954TB of raw storage.

Firmware version: S100R010
Connection protocol and speed: Direct connect, 12Gb/s SAS
Additional support: All models and configurations of CORVAULT with specifications equivalent or greater than the above
General product family overview:
The Seagate Exos CORVAULT is a block storage system designed for mass storage management. 4U rack contains 106 Seagate Exos SAS hard drives. 

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: Disbaled
Per-VM Backup Files: Enabled

Vendor recommended configuration

Vendor Settings:

  • Caching used: yes
  • Read/write caching: The CORVAULT has 4GB of cache HW memory. That memory is divided up into Read and Write caches, both for the controller and a mirror section for the data in the other controller (redundancy).
  • Multipathing / link aggregation used: MPIO.

Additional considerations:

The CORVAULT solution has two controllers, 4 x 12Gb/s SAS ports in each controller. It can be configured with 1-4 hosts using MPIO multipathing and with 1-8 hosts using a single connection. MPIO configuration was utilized for Veeam Ready testing purposes

 

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