Hedvig® as a backup target with Commvault Complete™

Using the Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform as a backup storage target on HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10

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 HPE 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 HPE. 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 HPE.

HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 specification summary

Server overview

Technical specifications
Form factor 2U, 12 LFF HDD rack mount server
Motherboard chipsetIntel® C621
ProcessorsIntel® 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 HPE’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 10 GB 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.

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.

HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 48 TB Hedvig as a backup storage target design

QuantityPart NumberDescription
1 P19718-B21HPE DL380 Gen10 12LFF NC CTO Sv
1 P23549-L21 Intel Xeon Silver 4210R (2.4 GHz/10-core/100 W) FIO Processor Kit
1 P23549-B21 Intel Xeon Silver 4210R (2.4 GHz/10-core/100 W) Processor Kit
8 P00922-B21HPE 16 GB (1 x 16 GB) Dual Rank x8 DDR4-2933 CAS-21-21-21 Registered Smart Memory Kit
1 804338-B21HPE Smart Array P816i-a SR Gen10 (16 Internal Lanes/4 GB Cache/SmartCache) 12 G SAS Modular Controller
2 865414-B21HPE 800 W Flex Slot Platinum Hot Plug Low Halogen Power Supply Kit
1 P01366-B21HPE 96 W Smart Storage Battery (up to 20 Devices) with 145 mm Cable Kit
Boot and metadata storage
2 P18422-B21
HPE 480 GB SATA 6 G Read Intensive SFF (2.5 in) SC 3 yr Wty Multi Vendor SSD
1 P10266-B21
HPE 3.2 TB NVMe x8 Lanes Mixed Use HHHL 3 yr Wty Digitally Signed Firmware Card
Networking
1 817753-B21 HPE Ethernet 10/25 Gb 2-port 640SFP28 Adapter
Data storage
12 872491-B21HPE 4 TB SATA 6 G Midline 7.2K LFF (3.5 in) SC 1 yr Wty Digitally Signed Firmware HDD

HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 96 TB Hedvig as a backup storage target design

QuantityPart numberDescription
1 P19718-B21 HPE DL380 Gen10 12LFF NC CTO Sv
1 P23549-L21 Intel Xeon Silver 4210R (2.4 GHz/10-core/100 W) FIO Processor Kit
1 P23549-B21 Intel Xeon Silver 4210R (2.4 GHz/10-core/100 W) Processor Kit
16 P00922-B21HPE 16 GB ( 1x 16 GB) Dual Rank x8 DDR4-2933 CAS-21-21-21 Registered Smart Memory Kit
1 804338-B21HPE Smart Array P816i-a SR Gen10 (16 Internal Lanes/4 GB Cache/SmartCache) 12 G SAS Modular Controller
2 865414-B21 HPE 800 W Flex Slot Platinum Hot Plug Low Halogen Power Supply Kit
1 P01366-B21HPE 96 W Smart Storage Battery (up to 20 Devices) with 145 mm Cable Kit
Boot and metadata storage
2 P18422-B21HPE 480 GB SATA 6 G Read Intensive SFF (2.5 in) SC 3 yr Wty Multi Vendor SSD
1 P10266-B21HPE 3.2 TB NVMe x8 Lanes Mixed Use HHHL 3 yr Wty Digitally Signed Firmware Card
Networking
1 817753-B21 HPE Ethernet 10/25 Gb 2-port 640SFP28 Adapter
Data storage
12819203-B21HPE 8 TB SATA 6 G Midline 7.2 K LFF (3.5 in) SC 1 yr Wty 512e Digitally Signed Firmware HDD

HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 144 TB Hedvig as a backup storage target design

QuantityPart numberDescription
1P19718-B21 HPE DL380 Gen10 12LFF NC CTO Sv
1P23549-L21Intel Xeon Silver 4210R (2.4 GHz/10-core/100 W) FIO Processor Kit
1P23549-B21Intel Xeon Silver 4210R (2.4 GHz/10-core/100 W) Processor Kit
12P00924-B21HPE 32 GB (1 x 32 GB) Dual Rank x4 DDR4-2933 CAS-21-21-21 Registered Smart Memory Kit
1804338-B21HPE Smart Array P816i-a SR Gen10 (16 Internal Lanes/4 GB Cache/SmartCache) 12 G SAS
Modular Controller
2865414-B21HPE 800 W Flex Slot Platinum Hot Plug Low Halogen Power Supply Kit
1P01366-B21HPE 96 W Smart Storage Battery (up to 20 Devices) with 145 mm Cable Kit
Boot and metadata storage
2P18422-B21HPE 480 GB SATA 6 G Read Intensive SFF (2.5 in) SC 3 yr Wty Multi Vendor SSD
1P10266-B21HPE 3.2 TB NVMe x8 Lanes Mixed Use HHHL 3 yr Wty Digitally Signed Firmware Card
Networking
1817753-B21HPE Ethernet 10/25 Gb 2-port 640SFP28 Adapter
Data storage
12881785-B21HPE 12 TB SATA 6 G Midline 7.2 K LFF (3.5 in) SC 1 yr Wty Digitally Signed Firmware HDD

Additional information regarding the HPE Proliant DL380 can be found on the HPE website.

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