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IBM FlashSystem

Veeam Ready - Repository
Alliance Partner:

IBM

Alliance Product:

FlashSystem

Program Category:

Veeam Ready - Repository

Category Description:

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

Article ID:

654

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

2023-08-14

Last modified date:

2023-08-14

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.

Product Details

Model number: IBM FlashSystem 7200, MTM: 2076-824
Storage Category: All Flash Storage
Drive quantity, size, type: IBM NVMe FlashCore Modules, 12 x 4.8TB
Storage configuration: DRAID 6
Firmware version: 8.6.0.0
Connection protocol and speed: 25 GbE iSCSI
Additional support: All models and configurations of IBM FlashSystem 7200 with specifications equivalent or greater than the above.

General product family overview:
A FlashSystem 7200 control enclosure consists of two node canisters that each run IBM Storage Virtualize software, which is part of the IBM Spectrum Storage family.
Control enclosures contain NVMe flash drives and a pair of node canisters. Each system contains up to 24 NVMe-attached IBM FlashCore Modules or other self-encrypting NVMe-attached SSD drives. The nodes in a system operate as a single system and present a single point of control for system management and service.

Veeam Testing Configuration

Veeam Build Number: 12.0.0.1420 P20230718

Vendor recommended configuration

Vendor Settings:

  • Caching used: Caching enabled
  • Read/write caching: Read/write cache: 768GB
    For caching details please refer to chapter “5.12 Volume cache mode” in the IBM redbooks publication:  https://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redbooks/pdfs/sg248503.pdf
  • Multipathing / link aggregation used: MPIO
  • Array deduplication used in testing: No
  • Array compression used in testing: FlashCore Modules use internal compression on the drive, no further compression is done on array level.

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