Hedvig® as a backup target with Commvault Complete™

Using the Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform™ as a backup storage target on Supermicro SYS-6029P-WTRT

Introduction to the Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform™ as a backup storage target

Hedvig provides software-defined storage built on a truly scale-out architecture that uses modern distributed system techniques to meet all your secondary data needs. The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform transforms general-purpose x86 servers into a storage cluster that scales from a few nodes to thousands of nodes.

By building these services on a scale-out infrastructure you’ll enable:

  • Secondary storage that makes your environment more predictable, resilient and simple
  • Improved hardware utilization and optimized costs from general-purpose hardware
  • Seamless storage scalability with predictable performance without requiring forklift upgrades

The flexible architecture makes it an ideal fit for consolidating secondary storage infrastructure for backup and archiving.

By shifting secondary storage infrastructure to this architecture, enterprises can transform their data centers to be more operationally efficient, resilient and scalable. Lower hardware costs and simplified support allows the replacement of limited and/or legacy purpose-built backup appliances (PBBAs) with a modern cloud-enabled storage management solution.

General availability designation

This configuration is classified as general availability design, meaning it has been validated as per the Commvault Validated Reference Design Program. This configuration is subject to change due to updated part numbers or replacement hardware due to hardware life cycle. Validated Reference Designs are developed to provide optimized costs and match performance requirements for every customer. Commvault collaborates with Supermicro to create fully supported design specifications. Substitutions or modifications to validated design specifications could result in unsupported configurations. Any substitutions or modifications to validated configurations must be approved by both Commvault and Supermicro. This configuration is currently orderable for customer deployment and supported through Commvault support channels.

How to use this document

This document details the necessary design components of using the Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform as a backup storage target, providing the key components required when purchasing and configuring the infrastructure for a Commvault software solution. Commvault Reference Designs deliver validated configurations with leading hardware vendor technology that provide validated designs complemented by best practices that will accelerate ROI, reduce complexity, and add customer value.

The document is broken into a high-level component section detailing the configuration and specific design options that can be selected to satisfy storage capacity and density requirements. Each subsection provides a complete Bill of Materials (BOM) for individual nodes of given storage capacity.

This document does not cover overall architecture and design of the Hedvig solution and should be considered as a supplement specific to Supermicro.

Supermicro SYS-6029P-WTRT specification summary

Server overview

Technical specifications
Form factor 2U, 12 LFF HDD rack mount server
Motherboard chipset Intel® C621
Processors Intel® Xeon® Silver 4210R

Boot and metadata storage options

Boot storage houses the operating system and core Hedvig binaries, while the metadata storage provides caching areas for such operations as indexing, storage management, and extents. There have been times that specific hardware components, surrounding flash storage, have elongated order cycle times and are typically beyond Supermicro’s or partner’s control.

Data storage options

Data storage houses the data footprint for the customer environment. Data storage configuration directly impacts the amount of data that each node can accommodate.

Initial Hedvig as a backup storage target deployments require three nodes with identical disk count and disk capacities. The Hedvig storage cluster can be expanded by adding one or more nodes. Subsequent nodes added to the storage pool can be of any disk count and disk capacity.

Overall sizing and retention vary per customer and therefore is beyond the scope of this document. Please refer to our online documentation to determine the drive size (and node quantity) required for the specific deployment.

Networking options

A minimum of 2 10GB ports are required for Hedvig as a backup storage target installs, and these builds have been designed with that recommendation.

Bill of Materials

The BOM lists all components required to configure Hedvig as a backup storage target nodes. Each component has been tested and validated. Substitutions cannot be supported. Country-specific components such as power cables are not listed and can be changed as required.

  • 48 TB Node Bill of Materials
  • 96 TB Node Bill of Materials
  • 144 TB Node Bill of Materials

Supermicro SYS-6029P-WTRT 48TB Hedvig as a backup storage target design

Qty. Part numberDescription
1SYS-6029P-WTRT WIO System: X11DDW-NT; CSE-826BAC4-R920WB
2P4X-CLX4210R-SRG24 CPU: CLX-SP 4210R 10C/20T 2.4G 13.75M 9.6GT
8MEM-DR416L-HL04-ER29 16GB DDR4-2933 2Rx8 ECC REG DIMM
1MCP-220-82616-0N Rear Window 12G 2x 2.5″ HDD Module for 826B Series Chassis
3CBL-SAST-0531 Cable for 9361 RAID controller
1CBL-SAST-0699 Cable 9361 Controller – rear drives
1AOC-SAS3-9361-16116 Ports Internal LSI MegaRAID 9361-16i SAS3 12Gb/s Controller
1SFT-DCMS-Single DataCenter Management Package (per node license)

Boot and metadata storage

Qty. Part number Description
2HDS-I2T0-SSDSC2KB480G8 Intel D3-S4510 480GB, SATA 6Gb/s, 3D, TLC 2.5″, 7.0mm, up to 2DWPD
1HDS-SMN1-MZ1LB3T8HMLA07 Samsung PM983 3.84TB NVMe PCIe3x4 V4 M.2 22x110mm (1.3 DWPD)

Networking

Qty. Part number Description
1AOC-S25G-I2S-O Std Low Profile 25G Dual Port SFP28, based on Intel XL7

Data storage

Qty. Part number Description
12HDD-A4TB-HUS726T4TAL5204 HGST/WD 3.5″ 4TB SAS 12Gb/s 7.2K RPM 256M 0B36048 512e SE (Vela-A)

Supermicro SYS-6029P-WTRT 96TB Hedvig as a backup storage target design

Qty.Part number Description
1SYS-6029P-WTRT WIO System: X11DDW-NT; CSE-826BAC4-R920WB
2P4X-CLX4210R-SRG24 CPU: CLX-SP 4210R 10C/20T 2.4G 13.75M 9.6GT
8MEM-DR432L-HL01-ER29 32GB DDR4-2933 2Rx4 ECC REG DIMM
1MCP-220-82616-0N Rear Window 12G 2x 2.5″ HDD Module for 826B Series Chassis
3CBL-SAST-0531 Cable for 9361 RAID controller
1CBL-SAST-0699 Cable 9361 Controller – rear drives
1AOC-SAS3-9361-16I 16 Ports Internal LSI MegaRAID 9361-16i SAS3 12Gb/s Controller
1SFT-DCMS-Single DataCenter Management Package (per node license)

Boot and metadata storage

Qty. Part number Description
2HDS-I2T0-SSDSC2KB480G8 Intel D3-S4510 480GB, SATA 6Gb/s, 3D, TLC 2.5″, 7.0mm, up to 2DWPD
1HDS-SMN1-MZ1LB3T8HMLA07 Samsung PM983 3.84TB NVMe PCIe3x4 V4 M.2 22x110mm (1.3 DWPD)

Networking

Qty. Part number Description
1AOC-S25G-I2S-O Std Low Profile 25G Dual Port SFP28, based on Intel XL7

Data storage

Qty. Part number Description
12HDD-A8TB-HUS728T8TAL5204 HGST/WD 3.5″ 8TB SAS 12Gb/s 7.2K RPM 256M 0B36400 512e SE (Vela-AP

Supermicro SYS-6029P-WTRT 144TB Hedvig as a backup storage target design

Qty. Part number Description
1SYS-6029P-WTRT WIO System: X11DDW-NT; CSE-826BAC4-R920WB
2P4X-CLX4210R-SRG24 CPU: CLX-SP 4210R 10C/20T 2.4G 13.75M 9.6GT
12MEM-DR432L-HL01-ER29 32GB DDR4-2933 2Rx4 ECC REG DIMM
1MCP-220-82616-0N Rear Window 12G 2x 2.5″ HDD Module for 826B Series Chassis
3CBL-SAST-0531 Cable for 9361 RAID controller
1CBL-SAST-0699 Cable 9361 Controller – rear drives
1AOC-SAS3-9361-16I 16 Ports Internal LSI MegaRAID 9361-16i SAS3 12Gb/s Controller
1SFT-DCMS-Single DataCenter Management Package (per node license)

Boot and metadata storage

Qty. Part number Description
2HDS-I2T0-SSDSC2KB480G8 Intel D3-S4510 480GB, SATA 6Gb/s, 3D, TLC 2.5″, 7.0mm, up to 2DWPD
1HDS-SMN1-MZ1LB3T8HMLA07 Samsung PM983 3.84TB NVMe PCIe3x4 V4 M.2 22x110mm (1.3 DWPD)

Networking

Qty. Part number Description
1AOC-S25G-I2S-O Std Low Profile 25G Dual Port SFP28, based on Intel XL7

Data storage

Qty. Part number Description
12HDD-A12T-HUH721212AL5200 HGST/WD 3.5″ 12TB SAS 12Gb/s 7.2K 256M 0F29530 512e ISE (He12)

Additional information regarding the Supermicro SYS-6029P-WTRT can be found on the Supermicro website.

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