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Dell PowerStore 9200T (SMB)

Veeam Ready - Repository
Alliance Partner:

Dell Technologies

Alliance Product:

PowerStore

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:

503

Veeam Product(s):
  • Veeam Backup & Replication 12
Features and Attributes:
  • Backup Target - Disk SMB
Publication date:

2023-05-05

Last modified date:

2024-04-08

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.
SMB write-through is supported on this platform and was used in the Veeam Ready testing. You must enable the SMB write-through setting on the storage to avoid issues that are described in the following knowledge base entry: KB3124.

Product Details

Model number: 9200T
Storage Category: All Flash Storage
Drive quantity, size, type: 21x NVMe SSD Capacity 28TB
Storage configuration: RAID 6
Firmware version: 3.6.0.0 Build 2132104 and 4.0.0.0 Build 2264718
Connection protocol and speed: 100 GbE SMB
Additional support: All models and configurations of Dell PowerStore (3.6.0.0 Build 2132104 and 4.0.0.0 Build 2264718) 9200T  with specifications equivalent or greater than the above

General product family overview: 

Dell PowerStore is an Intelligent all-flash storage. Unified design consolidates block, enterprise file, and vVols storage formats in a single high-density footprint, providing a convenient, easy-to-manage platform. Built from the ground up for NVMe technology, PowerStore leverages dual-port Intel® Optane™ NVMe SSDs both within the appliance base chassis and expansion enclosures, plus NVMe/TCP and NVMe/FC in the external network.
PowerStore’s software-driven architecture is designed to provide a permanent agility advantage while eliminating management complexity.

Veeam Testing Configuration

Veeam Build Number: 

  • 12.0.0.1420 P20230718 (for 3.6.0.0 Build 2132104 )
  • 12.1.1.56 (for 4.0.0.0 Build 2264718)

Vendor recommended configuration

Vendor Settings:

  • Caching used: yes
  • Read/write caching
    • 4x 8GB NVMe NVRAM 
    • Cache at File System level, for metadata and data 
  • Multipathing / link aggregation used: SMB 3.0
  • Array deduplication used in testing: Yes
  • Array compression used in testing: Yes
  • Does vendor solution support SMB write-through?   Yes
  • How is SMB write-through enabled/disabled? Select option “Sync Writes Enabled” under “Advanced SMB Settings” during SMB file system creation.
  • Was SMB write-through enabled during the testing? Yes

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