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QoreStor Current Version - Interoperability Guide

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 18: 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 Cac he, Turbo, HT (105W) DDR4-2400 , OEM XL 2x Intel Xeon Gold 5118 2.3G, 1 2C/24T, 10.4GT/s 2UPI, 16M Cac he, 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

   

Cloud deployment reference configurations

The tables below describe reference configurations for deployments to Microsoft Azure. These configurations are based on QoreStor images available in the Azure Marketplace. Configurations are described for 4 installation modes, as described below:

  • Tier 0 - Community edition
  • Tier 1 - Cloud Optimized
  • Tier 2 - Standard
  • Tier 3 - Large

QoreStor Tier 0 configurations

The following VM Size Instance is then recommended and validated for Tier 0, with expected Performance rate between 1 TiB/Hr to 1.5 TiB/Hr.(measured for a 90% dedupe ingest data with RDA/RapidNFS).

Table 19: Tier 0 configuration
Series Size vCPU Memory:GiB Temp Storage (SSD) GiB Max data disks Max uncached disk throughput: IOPS / MBps Max NICs / Expected network bandwidth (Mbps)
DSv3 Standard_D4s_v3 4 16 32 8 6400 / 96 2 / 2000

This will add 6 Standard SSDs or Standard HDD as Data Repository, starting with 256 GB, can be later expanded up to 20 TiB.

  • 1 TiB (1.5 TiB raw space) -- No License needed.
  • 5 TiB (6 TiB raw space)
  • 10 TiB (12 TiB raw space)
  • 20 TiB (24 TiB raw space)

Additional VMs Size that are tested and validated for tier 0:

Table 20: Tier 0 additional configuration
Series Size vCPU Memory:GiB Temp Storage (SSD) GiB Max data disks Max uncached disk throughput: IOPS / MBps Max NICs / Expected network bandwidth (Mbps)
Esv3 Standard_E4s_v3 2 4 32 64 8 6400 / 96 2 / 2000

 

QoreStor Tier 1 configurations

The following are the recommended VM instances validated for Tier 1 configurations. These configurations have an expected performance rate between 1.5 TiB/Hr and 2.5 TiB/Hr (measured for a 90 % dedupe ingest data).

Table 21: Tier 1 configurations
Series Size vCPU Memory:GiB Temp Storage (SSD) GiB Max data disks Max uncached disk throughput: IOPS / MBps Max NICs / Expected network bandwidth (Mbps)
DSv2 - 11-15 Standard_DS12_v2 3 4 28 56 16 12,800 / 192 4 / 3000

The Pre-configured image is Standard_D12s_v2. This will create one Premium SSD of 1024 GB for Metadata and 5 Standard SSDs or Standard HDD of 5 TiB. Storage can be later expanded to 10 TiB, 20 TiB, or 40 TiB

  • 5 TiB
  • 10 TiB
  • 20 TiB
  • 40 TiB

Additional VM size tested and validated for Tier 1:

Table 22: Tier 1 additional configuration
Series Size vCPU Memory:GiB Temp Storage (SSD) GiB Max data disks Max uncached disk throughput: IOPS / MBps Max NICs / Expected network bandwidth (Mbps)
Esv3 Standard_E4s_v3 4 32 64 8 6400 / 96 2 / 2000

QoreStor Tier 2 configurations

The following are the recommended VM instances validated for Tier 2 configurations. These configurations have an expected performance rate between 2 TiB/Hr and 3.5 TiB/Hr (measured for a 90 % dedupe ingest data with RDA/RapidNFS).

Table 23: Tier 2 configurations
Series Size vCPU Memory:GiB Temp Storage (SSD) GiB Max data disks Max uncached disk throughput: IOPS / MBps Max NICs / Expected network bandwidth (Mbps)
DSv3 Standard_D8s_v3 8 32 64 16 12,800 / 192 4 / 4000

The Pre-configured Image is Standard_D8s_v3. This will create two Premium SSD of 1TiB for Metadata and 10 Standard SSDs or Standard HDD of 512 GB. Storage can be later expanded to 10 TiB, 20 TiB, 40 TiB , 80 TiB, or 160 TiB.

  • 5 TiB
  • 10 TiB
  • 20 TiB
  • 40 TiB
  • 80 TiB
  • 160 TiB

Additional VMs sizes that can be used for Tier2

Table 24: Tier 2 configurations
Series Size vCPU Memory:GiB Temp Storage (SSD) GiB Max data disks Max uncached disk throughput: IOPS / MBps Max NICs / Expected network bandwidth (Mbps)
ESv3 Standard_E8s_v3 2 8 64 128 16 12,800 / 192 4 / 4000
DSv2 Standard_DS4_v2 8 28 56 32 25,000 / 384 8 / 6000

QoreStor Tier 3 configurations

The following are the recommended VM instances validated for Tier 3 configurations. These configurations have an expected performance rate between 3 TiB/Hr and 5 TiB/Hr (measured for a 90 % dedupe ingest data with RDA/RapidNFS).

Table 25: Tier 3 configuration
Series Size vCPU Memory:GiB Temp Storage (SSD) GiB Max data disks Max uncached disk throughput: IOPS / MBps Max NICs / Expected network bandwidth (Mbps)
DSv3 Standard_D16s_v3 16 64 128 32 25,600 / 384 8 / 8000

The Pre-configured Image is Standard_D16s_v3. This will create 3 Premium SSD of 1TiB for Metadata and 20 Standard SSDs of 1024 GB. Storage can be later expanded to 40 TiB, 80 TiB, 160 TiB, or 320 TiB.

  • 20 TiB
  • 40 TiB
  • 80 TiB
  • 160 TiB
  • 320 TiB

Additional VMs sizes that can be used for Tier 3:

Table 26: Tier 3 additional configurations
Series Size vCPU Memory:GiB Temp Storage (SSD) GiB Max data disks Max uncached disk throughput: IOPS / MBps Max NICs / Expected network bandwidth (Mbps)
DSv2 Standard_DS5_v2 16 56 112 64 51,200 / 768 8 / 12000
DSv2- 11-15 Standard_DS13_v2 3 8 56 112 32 25,600 / 384 8 / 6000
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