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QoreStor Current Version - Interoperability Guide

Supported system limits

This section lists the supported configuration limits for the QoreStor system.

Table 19: Supported configuration limits
Feature Cloud-optimized Standard Large

Maximum containers

16 32 64
Maximum VTL containers 1 2 4

Maximum storage groups

5 5 5
Maximum streams 32 64 128
Maximum connections - CIFS/ Rapid CIFS 16 32 128
Maximum connections - NFS/ Rapid NFS 16 32 128
Maximum connections - RDA1 32 128 256
Maximum connections - OST 32 128 256
Maximum replications 16 32 64

 

Table 20: Supported configuration limits - Object Direct installations
Feature Cloud-optimized Standard Large

Maximum containers

32 32 64

Maximum storage groups

5 5 5
Maximum streams 32 64 128
Maximum connections 100 100 100

Reference Architectures

The information in the sections below is intended to help you properly size your QoreStor server.

Reference guidelines

The specifications detailed in Hardware references were constructed with the performance guidelines listed below in mind. Please review the performance guidelines below and select an option suitable for your environment. Use that same reference in the Hardware references section to identify the representative reference architecture.

Table 21: Reference guidelines
Reference Guidelines CPU 
(cores)
Memory (GB) NIC Minimum IO Minimums Inbound bandwidth
        SSD Support

IOPS

BW

IO spindles

Ingest Rate Max

@ 90% deduplication rate

Extreme 32-64 128+ 4 x 10GbE Required

IOPs = 100K+

BW = 700MiB/Sec

RAID6

48+

30+ TB/HR
Enterprise 32-64 64-128 2x 10GbE Optional

IOPs = 20K+

BW = 300MiB/Sec

RAID6

24-48

20 TB/HR
Standard 8-32 32-64 2x 10GbE Optional

IOPs = 10K+

BW = 200MiB/Sec

RAID6

8-12

10 TB/HR
Starter 4-8 24-32 4+ x 1GbE NA

IOPs = 5K+

BW = 100MiB/Sec

RAID5-6

4-8

5 TB/HR

Hardware references

The table below provides reference architectures for different levels of performance. Two of the examples below use SSD storage to host the QoreStor metadata, which will improve QoreStor performance.

Table 22: Hardware references
Hardware references Extreme Enterprise Standard Starter
R740-05 – HDD/SSD MetaData R740-05 – ALL HDD R730-10 – HDD/SSD MetaData R730-10 – ALL HDD
Model Dell EMC OEMR XL R740xd Dell EMC OEMR XL R740xd Dell EMC PowerEdge R730xd Dell EMC PowerEdge R730xd
Drives

2x 2TB 7.2K RPM NLSAS 12Gbps 512n

12x 8TB 7.2K RPM NLSAS 12Gbps 512e

2x 2TB 7.2K RPM NLSAS 12Gbps 512n

12x 8TB 7.2K RPM NLSAS 12Gbps 512e

2x 500GB 7.2K RPM SATA 6Gbps 2.5i n Flex Bay Hard Drive,13G

12x 8TB 7.2K RPM Self-Encrypting N LSAS 6Gbps 3.5in Hot-plug Hard Drive, FIPS140-2,13G

2x 500GB 7.2K RPM SATA 6Gbps 2.5i n Flex Bay Hard Drive,13G

12x 8TB 7.2K RPM Self-Encrypting N LSAS 6Gbps 3.5in Hot-plug Hard Drive, FIPS140-2,13G

Drive Qty

2 x 2TB INT

12 x 8TB EXT

2 x 400GB SSD INT

2 x 2TB INT

12 x 8TB EXT

2 x 400GB SSD INT

2 x 500GB

24x 8TB / 36x 6TB

2 x 500GB

24x 8TB / 36x 6TB

Internal SSD

(optional)

4x 400GB SSD SAS Mix Use 12Gbps 5 12e 4x 400GB SSD SAS Mix Use 12Gbps 5 12e 4x 400GB SSD SAS Mix Use 12Gbps 5 12e 4x 400GB SSD SAS Mix Use 12Gbps 5 12e
CPU 2x Intel Xeon Gold 5118 2.3G, 1 2C/24T, 10.4GT/s 2UPI, 16M Cache, Turbo, HT (105W) DDR4-2400 , OEM XL 2x Intel Xeon Gold 5118 2.3G, 1 2C/24T, 10.4GT/s 2UPI, 16M Cache, Turbo, HT (105W) DDR4-2400 , OEM XL 2x Intel Xeon E5-2660 v3 2.6GHz,2 5M Cache,9.60GT/s QPI,Turbo,HT ,10C/20T (105W) Max Mem 2133MH z 2x Intel Xeon E5-2660 v3 2.6GHz,2 5M Cache,9.60GT/s QPI,Turbo,HT ,10C/20T (105W) Max Mem 2133MH z
Memory

208GB

13 x DUAL IN-LINE MEMORY MODULE, 16GB, 2666, 2RX8, 8G, DDR4, R

208GB

13 x DUAL IN-LINE MEMORY MODULE, 16GB, 2666, 2RX8, 8G, DDR4, R

8x 16GB RDIMM, 2400MT/s, Dual Ran k, x8 Data Width 8x 16GB RDIMM, 2400MT/s, Dual Ran k, x8 Data Width
PERC RAID

1x PERC H740P RAID Controller, 8G B NV Cache, Mini card

1x PERC H840 RAID Adapter for External MD14XX Only, 8GB NV Cache, Full Height

1x PERC H740P RAID Controller, 8G B NV Cache, Mini card

1x PERC H840 RAID Adapter for External MD14XX Only, 8GB NV Cache, Full Height

1x PERC H730P RAID Controller, 2G B NV Cache, Mini card

1x 1x PERC H830 RAID Adapter for External MD14XX Only, 2GB NV Cache, Full Height

1x PERC H730P RAID Controller, 2G B NV Cache, Mini card

1x 1x PERC H830 RAID Adapter for External MD14XX Only, 2GB NV Cache, Full Height

Network 1x QLogic 57800 2x10Gb DA/SFP+ + 2x1Gb BT Network Daughter Card 1x QLogic 57800 2x10Gb DA/SFP+ + 2x1Gb BT Network Daughter Card 1x QLogic 57840S Quad Port 10Gb S FP+ Direct Attach Rack Network Daughter Card 1x QLogic 57840S Quad Port 10Gb S FP+ Direct Attach Rack Network Daughter Card
External Storage 3x1400 3x1400 4x1400 4x1400

HW RAID CONFIG

<Level (0-5-6-10)> ::

<# Groups (GRP)> ::

<# Spindles per GRP> ::

<#Channels> ::

RAID 10 :: 1 :: 4 :: 1

RAID 6 :: 4 :: 12 :: 2

RAID 6 :: 4 :: 12 :: 2

RAID 10 :: 1 :: 4 :: 1

RAID 6 :: 4 :: 12 :: 2

RAID 10 :: 1 :: 4 :: 1

RAID 6 :: 4 :: 12 :: 2

LVM CONFIG Striped LVM :: 64KB :: 4xStripes Striped LVM :: 64KB :: 4xStripes Striped LVM :: 64KB :: 4xStripes Striped LVM :: 64KB :: 4xStripes
FS CONFIG XFS XFS XFS XFS
SEQ FIO A + B

IOPS=98.5 K/Sec + 18.2 K/Sec

BW=385 MiB/Sec + 71.1 MiB/Sec

IOPS=105K/Sec

BW=412 MiB/Sec

   
RAND FIO

IOPS=95.7 K/Sec + 39 K/Sec

BW=374 MiB/Sec + 152 MiB/Sec

IOPS=91.7K/Sec

BW=358 MiB/Sec

   
MAX INGEST @ 0%

Total Connections :: TB/Hr

8 :: 9.48

16 :: 8.58

24 :: 7.32

32 :: 6.98

48 :: 7.00

64 :: 4.71

Total Connections :: TB/Hr

8 :: 9.00

16 :: 8.52

24 :: 8.00

32 :: 7.02

48 :: 4.31

64 :: 3.25

   
MAX INGEST @ 90%

Total Connections :: TB/Hr

8 :: 37.34

16 :: 19.40

24 :: 16.73

32 :: 13:77

48 :: 12.03

64 :: 11.96

Total Connections :: TB/Hr

8 :: 31.41

16 :: 18.94

24 :: 16.05

32 :: 14:53

48 :: 13.82

64 :: 12.96

   
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