VAST Data Universal Storage (SMB)

Veeam Ready - Repository
Alliance Partner:

VAST Data

Alliance Product:

VAST Data Universal Storage

Program Category:

Veeam Ready - Repository

Category Description:

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

Article ID:

550

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

2023-06-09

Last modified date:

2023-06-09

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: 1x1 Cluster (DBox model = DF-5630)
Storage Category: All Flash Storage
Drive quantity, size, type: 44 x 30.72TB Hyperscale Flash SSDs (NVMe QLC) + 12 x 1.5TB SCM U.2 devices (Optane).
Storage configuration: Erasure Code stripe width: 36 + 4 (11% parity overhead) expandable to 146+4 (2.7% parity overhead) as cluster expands.
Firmware version: V4.5
Connection protocol and speed: 100 GbE SMB/CIFS
Additional support: All models and configurations of VAST DF-5630 with specifications equivalent or greater than the above

General product family overview:
VAST Data Universal Storage uses a Disaggregated, Shared-Everything (DASE) storage architecture comprised of VAST protocol servers (CNODES) and highly-available NVMe disk enclosures (DNODES) connected via an NVMe Fabric. The combination of hyperscale flash and SCM (storage class memory) eliminates tiering and allows for ease of capacity scalability in a single global namespace.
Current Veeam Ready test was performed on 1x1 Cluster (DBox model = DF-5630) configuration.

Veeam Testing Configuration

Veeam Build Number: 12.0.0.1420 P20230412

Vendor recommended configuration

Vendor Settings:

  • Does vendor solution support SMB write-through?   Yes. Regardless of whether a client sends a write-through flag or not, the VAST cluster always does a write-through. There is no negotiation involved. This flag is needed for the client side, and for servers that do write caching- we never cache writes in SMB
  • Was SMB write-through enabled during the testing? Yes
  • Networking: MTU = 9000
  • Array deduplication used in testing: yes
  • Array compression used in testing: yes

Additional resources

Veeam + VAST Data Configuration Guide Read More

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