SE is suggesting we move to Hyperscale.... Anyone willing to share their day to day experiences with it?

Last post 01-13-2020, 3:31 PM by oalexis. 4 replies.
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  • SE is suggesting we move to Hyperscale.... Anyone willing to share their day to day experiences with it?
    Posted: 01-10-2020, 12:28 PM

    We currently have Windows MAs in Extended PArtition Mode. Getting close to FET sizing for XL MAs. We currently have two XL MAs and want to add two more to max out the grid.

    However my SE is pushing Hyperscale. I do agree that might be the best move long term but we are a Windows shop. My Linux skills are minimal.

    Can someone share their day to day experiences using Hyperscale? Anyone came from Windows MAs and migrated to Hyperscale?

     

    Many Thanks

  • Re: SE is suggesting we move to Hyperscale.... Anyone willing to share their day to day experiences with it?
    Posted: 01-12-2020, 6:08 PM

    If you are a purely Windows shop and are running a Deduplication Two Partitioned Extended Mode Grid, and you plan to extend to four partitions then it is likely that this will save you time in the early days.  Hyperscale is a rock solid scale-out technology and the Command Center comes with a nice dashboard to monitor the Hyperscale, but I am aware that some customers have had a learning curve with the commands - particularly when bringing the gluster online after a power outage.  Commvault Support for Hyperscale is excellent and are very willing to help you, but like any vendor support - it always comes with an SLA.  Despite perhaps being a little dated in the Commvault technology curve, the Deduplication Four Partitioned Extended Mode Grid is still an excellent option and can support up to 2PB of back end storage (with spare-file support) - but the main downside is that the first backup will have to be a traditional full as there will be a very slow synthetic full after extending the partitions from two to four.

  • Re: SE is suggesting we move to Hyperscale.... Anyone willing to share their day to day experiences with it?
    Posted: 01-13-2020, 6:40 AM

    Hi oalexis 

    Other benefit of moving to HyperScale solution is the added benefit of scale-out capability. You can add more Nodes and capacity as the environment grows. This will allow you to plan accordingly 

    If you are looking into HyperScale Appliance (running on Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX2530 M4) it is an all-in-one solution where Commvault will support the end-to-end stack (Hardware, Commvault Suite and the OS). So if you encounter any hardware related issue, you will raise a support Incident and support will assist to diagnosis and engage the hardware Vendor to coordinate any potential hardware replacement. 

    Here are the current variation HyperScale Appliance Solution: 

    • HS1300 (Single Node)
      • Deployment comes with default of 4 Disk per Node ranging with overall usable capacity of 29TB, 43TB, 58TB or 87TB across the entire Gluster
    • HS3300 (2U Nodes)
      • Deployment comes with default of 12 Disk per Node ranging with overall usable capacity of 172TB or 261TB across the entire Gluster
     
     
    With any purchase of HyperScale Appliance, Commvault also provides a 4 hour RIA (Remote Installation Assistance) where HyperScale specialist will  assist to setup the solution, from network configuration (there are pre-requisite where Hostname and IPs will need to be reserved in the environment prior to installation), the Storage Pool (Gluster) and the DDB. 
     
    If you do encounter issues you can also engage Commvault support to assist for further support and assistance
     
    Regards
     
    Winston
  • Re: SE is suggesting we move to Hyperscale.... Anyone willing to share their day to day experiences with it?
    Posted: 01-13-2020, 3:28 PM

    Thank you guys. We would actually go with the reference architecture using HPE servers. We need more capacity than the appliances can handle.

    Thanks again!

  • Re: SE is suggesting we move to Hyperscale.... Anyone willing to share their day to day experiences with it?
    Posted: 01-13-2020, 3:31 PM

    Really helpful info. We're thinking of a combination here. Build another grid to handle certain backup sets. In other location try out Hyperscale and see how we like it. if we like it that will be our new standard.

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