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QuantaStor Hardware Compatibility List (HCL)

QuantaStor is Linux based and has kernel driver updates released multiple times per year to ensure broad support for the latest hardware from the major vendors including HPE, Dell/EMC, Cisco, Supermicro and Lenovo. The hardware listed below has been tested for specific compatibility with QuantaStor to ensure system stability, performance and compatibility. If you have questions about specific hardware compatibility for components not listed below please contact support@osnexus.com for assistance.

Servers for QuantaStor SDS Appliances

Vendor Model Boot Controller CPU Memory (Archive) Memory (OLTP/Virtualization)
Cisco UCS C3x60 Series UCS RAID (OEM MegaRAID) Dual Xeon E5-2620v3/v4 or faster 1GB per raw TB (48GB min) 128GB-256GB
Dell R740/R730/R730xd/R720/R630/R620 Dell PERC H7xx (OEM MegaRAID) Dual Xeon E5-2620v3/v4 or faster 1GB per raw TB (48GB min) 128GB-256GB
HPE DL360/DL380/Apollo 4xxx Series HPE P4xx w/ FBWC Dual Xeon E5-2620v3/v4 or faster 1GB per raw TB (48GB min) 128GB-256GB
Lenovo/IBM x3650 M5/M4/M4 BD, x3250 M5 ServeRAID M5xxx (OEM MegaRAID) Dual Xeon E5-2620v3/v4 or faster 1GB per raw TB (48GB min) 128GB-256GB
SuperMicro All X10 & X9 based servers SMC AOC (OEM MegaRAID) Dual Xeon E5-2620v3/v4 or faster 1GB per raw TB (48GB min) 128GB-256GB

External Expansion Chassis / JBOD

  • QuantaStor supports SAS/SATA & NVME external Expansion Shelves / JBOD devices from Dell, HP, IBM/Lenovo and SuperMicro.
  • All JBOD must have two or more SAS expansion ports per module to allow for SAS multipathing. For chaining of expansion shelves three or more SAS ports are required per expander.
Vendor JBOD Model
Cisco All Models
IBM/Lenovo All Models
Dell All Models
HGST 4U60 All Models / SSD All Models
HPE All Models
SuperMicro All Models (HA requires dual expander [E26, E2C])

SAS HBAs & SAS/SATA RAID Controllers

Vendor Model Type Integrated Management
Adaptec 5xxx/6xxx/7xxx/8xxx SATA/SAS RAID Yes
Broadcom/LSI/Avago 9400 12Gb tri-mode series SAS HBA Yes
Broadcom/LSI/Avago 9300 12Gb series SAS HBA Yes
Broadcom/LSI/Avago 9200 6Gb series SAS HBA Yes
Broadcom LSI/Avago MegaRAID (all models) SATA/SAS RAID Yes
Cisco UCS RAID SATA/SAS RAID Yes
Cisco UCS 6Gb & 12Gb HBAs SAS HBA Yes
DELL/EMC PERC H7xx, H8xx 6Gb & 12Gb models SATA/SAS RAID Yes
DELL/EMC SAS HBA 6Gb & 12Gb SAS HBA Yes
HPE SmartArray P4xx/P8xx SATA/SAS RAID Yes
HPE SmartArray H241 12Gb HBA SAS HBA Yes
Lenovo/IBM ServeRAID M5xxx SATA/SAS Yes
  • External SAS HBA's should be configured to ignore Boot ROM from Disk Devices. For LSI Controllers, this option is called 'Boot Support' and should be set to 'OS only' in the MPTSAS BIOS.

HDD Disk Devices

Vendor Model
Hitachi (HGST) UltraStar 10K SAS, NL-SAS & Enterprise SATA Drives
Seagate Enterprise Capacity/Enterprise Performance 10K SAS, NL-SAS & Enterprise SATA Drives
Western Digital RE(RAID Edition) 10K SAS, NL-SAS & Enterprise SATA Drives
Toshiba Enterprise Capacity/Enterprise Performance 10K SAS, NL-SAS & Enterprise SATA Drives

SAN/NAS SSD Journal Devices

A mirrored pair of SSDs are required for each storage pool to enable SSD write acceleration. SSDs can be added or removed from a given storage at any time with zero downtime. Be sure to select a storage chassis / JBOD with adequate drive slots for both the data drives and the SSD journal devices.

Vendor Model Type Use Case
HGST Ultrastar SAS SSD HUSMH8040BSS204 (400GB) 12Gb SAS ZFS ZIL (765MB/sec)
HGST Ultrastar SAS SSD HUSMM1680ASS204 (800GB) 12Gb SAS ZFS ZIL (765MB/sec)
HGST Ultrastar SAS SSD HUSMM1640ASS204 (400GB) 12Gb SAS ZFS ZIL (765MB/sec)
HGST Ultrastar SAS SSD HUSMM1620ASS204 (200GB) 12Gb SAS ZFS ZIL (765MB/sec)
Micron S650DC Series MTFDJAK400MBW-2AN1ZAB 12Gb SAS ZFS ZIL (850MB/sec)
Micron S655DC Series MTFDJAK400MBW-2AN1ZAB 12Gb SAS ZFS ZIL (850MB/sec)

Object Storage SSD Journal Devices

Vendor Model Type Use case
HGST Ultrastar SAS SSD HUSMM1680ASS204 (800GB) 12Gb SAS Ceph Journal (765MB/sec)
HGST Ultrastar SAS SSD HUSMM1640ASS204 (400GB) 12Gb SAS Ceph Journal (765MB/sec)
HGST Ultrastar SAS SSD HUSMM1620ASS204 (200GB) 12Gb SAS Ceph Journal (765MB/sec)
Micron S650DC Series MTFDJAK400MBW-2AN1ZAB 12Gb SAS Ceph Journal (850MB/sec)
Micron S655DC Series MTFDJAK400MBW-2AN1ZAB 12Gb SAS Ceph Journal (850MB/sec)
Intel DC S3710 SATA Ceph Journal
Intel DC P Series NVMe Ceph Journal
Micron M510DC, M500DC, M600, P400m, P410m, P420m SATA Ceph Journal
Micron S6xxDC Series (Write Endurance models) SAS Ceph Journal
Techman XC 100 Series NVMe Ceph Journal

Fibre Channel HBAs

  • QuantaStor SDS only supports Qlogic Fibre Channel HBAs for use with the FC SCSI target feature.
Vendor Model Type
QLogic (including all OEM models) QLE26xx 16Gb
QLogic (including all OEM models) QLE25xx 8Gb
QLogic (including all OEM models) QLE24xx 4Gb

Network Interface Cards

  • QuantaStor supports almost all 1GB and 10/100 network cards on the market
  • High speed 10GbE/40GbE NICs that have been tested for compatibility, stability and performance with QuantaStor are as listed.
Vendor Model Type Connector
Intel X520, X520, X710, XL710,XXV710 (all 1/10/25/40GbE models) 1/10/25/40GbE SFP28, QSFP, SFP+
Emulex OneConnect OCe14xxx Series 10/40GbE QSFP
Mellanox ConnectX-4 EN Series 10/25/40/50/100GbE QSFP28
Mellanox ConnectX-3 EN/VPI Series 10/40/56GbE QSFP
Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro EN/VPI Series 10GbE/40GbE/56GbE QSFP
Interface Masters NIAGARA 32714L (OEM Intel) Quad-port 10GbE SFP+

SRP / Infiniband Adapters

Vendor Model Type
Mellanox ConnectX Series 20Gb (DDR)
Mellanox ConnectX-2 VPI Series 40Gb (QDR)
Mellanox ConnectX-3 VPI Series 40/56Gb (QDR)
Mellanox ConnectX-4 VPI Series 25/40/50/100Gb

iSCSI Initiators / Client-side

Vendor Operating System iSCSI Initiator
Microsoft Windows XP, 7, 8, 10, Windows 2003 Server, 2008 Server, 2008 Server R2, 2012 Server, 2016 Server Windows iSCSI
Apple Mac OS X v10.5 'Leopard', v10.6 'Snow Leopard', v10.7 'Lion', v10.8 'Mountain Lion', v10.9 'Mavericks', v10.10 'Yosemite', v10.11 'El Capitan', v10.12 'Sierra' ATTO Xtend SAN initiator(globalSAN is not supported)
Citrix XenServer 5.x (iSCSI, FC, NFS), XenServer 6.x (iSCSI, FC, NFS), Citrix Ready Certified iSCSI SR, NFS SR, StorageLink SR
VMware VMware ESXi 4.x, 5.x, 6.x (iSCSI, FC, NFS) VMware initiator
Linux RHEL, SUSE, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, OEL, etc. (all major distros) open-iscsi