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QoreStor 6.0.0 - VM Deployment Guide

NIC drivers and settings

Refer to the following topics for important information about NIC driver updates for your hypervisor host and NIC settings for the QoreStor virtual machine.

Hyervisor host NIC driver updates for VMQ

Before deploying the QoreStor virtual machine, you may need to update certain hypervisor host NIC drivers to support the VMQ feature. Check your Hypervisor host NIC feature list and update the driver to the latest version as needed. For example, you should update the Broadcom NetXtreme I and NetXtreme II Ethernet adapter driver to 17.6.0 (or later) to add VMQ support; otherwise, you might experience performance degradation during normal operations. Refer to the following links for downloading:

Deploying QoreStor on VMware ESXi

This topic provides information about deploying the QoreStor on VMware ESXi.

Refer to QoreStor VM Specifications for information about the different QoreStor VM template configurations available for VMware. For detailed information about supported VMware ESXi versions, platform and license limits, virtual infrastructure and memory requirements, and other information, see the QoreStor Interoperability Guide.

The deployment process comprises the following tasks:

  1. Deploying the QoreStor via the vSphere Web Client.

    NOTE: The security policy for vSwitches in VMware environments should be configured to allow MAC Address Changes, this can be achieved by enabling the Allow MAC Address changes and Forged Transmits option in the Layer-2 security policies of the vSphere vSwitches. To edit the Layer 2 security policies of vSphere vSwitches, navigate to Security Policy settings and set the value for the MAC Address Changes and Forged Transmits to Accept. For more information about security, see the vSphere Security documentation.

  2. Setting up and configuring your QoreStor system.

QoreStor VM Specifications

The QoreStor virtual machine templates are available in four configurations as described below. For more detailed information, refer to the QoreStor Interoperability Guide.

  Demo Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3

OVA Name

qorestor-demo-hwxx-6.x.x.xxx.ova

qorestor-tier1-hwxx-6.x.x.xxx.ova

qorestor-tier2-hwxx-6.x.x.xxx.ova

qorestor-tier3-hwxx-6.x.x.xxx.ova
CPU 4 4 8 32
RAM 6 24 32 64
OS DIsk 64 GB (Thin provisioned) 64 GB (Thick provisioned) 64 GB (Thick provisioned) 64 GB (Thick provisioned)
Data Disk 128 GB (Thin provisioned) 1 TiB expandable up to 40 TiB 5 TiB ( 3 individual disks of 1.7 TiB each) expandable up to 150 TiB. 10 TiB (6 individual disks of 1.7 TiB each) expandable up to 360 TiB.
QoreStor Mode (Dictionary type) Based on Demo installation Based on Cloud-optimized installation Based on Standard installation Large installation
Virtual hardware version 13 13 13 13
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