Hardware Compatibility List (HCL)

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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, Intel, Western Digital, 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 (48GB min)
Cisco UCS S3260 Storage Server, C240, C3260 (M3, M4, M5 Series) UCS RAID and HBAs Dual Xeon Silver, Gold, or E5-2620v3/v4 or faster 0.5GB RAM (Archive) to 1GB RAM per usable TB (OLTP/Virtualization)
DellEMC PowerEdge R740/R740xd, R730/R730xd/R720/R630/R620 Dell PERC H8xx, H7xx (OEM MegaRAID) Dual Xeon Silver, Gold or E5-2620v3/v4 or faster 0.5GB RAM (Archive) to 1GB RAM per usable TB (OLTP/Virtualization)
HPE ProLiant DL360/DL380 Gen10, Gen9, Gen8, Gen7 HPE P4xx w/ FBWC Dual Xeon Silver, Gold Scalable Processors or E5-2620v3/v4 or faster 0.5GB RAM (Archive) to 1GB RAM per usable TB (OLTP/Virtualization)
HPE Apollo 4200, 4510 Gen9 and Gen10 Series HPE P4xx w/ FBWC Dual Xeon Silver, Gold Scalable Processors or E5-2620v3/v4 or faster 0.5GB RAM (Archive) to 1GB RAM per usable TB (OLTP/Virtualization)
Intel S2600WF Based Server Systems Intel OEM Broadcom/LSI Dual Xeon Silver, Gold Scalable Processors or E5-2620v3/v4 or faster 0.5GB RAM (Archive) to 1GB RAM per usable TB (OLTP/Virtualization)
Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650/SR550/SR590 Series, x3650 M5/M4/M4 BD, x3250 M5 ServeRAID M5xxx (OEM MegaRAID) Dual Xeon Silver, Gold Scalable Processors or E5-2620v3/v4 or faster 0.5GB RAM (Archive) to 1GB RAM per usable TB (OLTP/Virtualization)
Supermicro X11, X10 & X9 based servers SMC AOC (OEM MegaRAID) Dual Xeon Silver, Gold Scalable Processors or E5-2620v3/v4 or faster 0.5GB RAM (Archive) to 1GB RAM per usable TB (OLTP/Virtualization)
Western Digital Ultrastar Serv24 and Serv24HA (NVMe systems) Internal controller Dual Xeon Silver, Gold Scalable Processors 0.5GB RAM (Archive) to 1GB RAM per usable TB (OLTP/Virtualization)

Disk 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 (MD14xx, MD13xx, 12xx, MD3060e, MD1280)
Western Digtial Ultrastar Data60 / Data102 / 4U60-G2 / 2U24 SSD Models
Seagate 4U106 / 5U84 / 2U24 SSD Models
HPE All Models (D3000 Series, D2000 Series, D6020)
SuperMicro All Models (HA requires dual expander [E26, E2C])

SAS HBA Controllers

To make Storage Pools highly-available (ZFS based pools) media must be connected to two or more servers via SAS (or FC) connectivity. We recommend Broadcom HBAs and their OEM equivalents. HPE is the exception where HPE disk expansion units must be used with HPE HBAs which are now Microsemi based. Make sure the HBA is flashed with the latest firmware to ensure compatibility with the latest storage media. For OEM branded HBAs always use the OEM's supplied firmware even if a newer firmware is available from Broadcom. SAS HBAs with only external ports (8e, 16e models) should be configured to ignore Boot ROM from Disk Devices. For Broadcom/LSI Controllers, this option is called 'Boot Support' and should be set to 'OS only' in the MPTSAS BIOS.

Vendor Model Type QS HW Mgmt Module
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
Cisco UCS 6Gb & 12Gb HBAs SAS HBA Yes
DELL/EMC SAS HBA 6Gb & 12Gb SAS HBA Yes
HPE SmartArray H241 12Gb SAS HBA Yes
Lenovo/IBM ServeRAID M5xxx 12Gb SAS HBA Yes

SAS/SATA RAID Controllers

We recommend the use of hardware RAID to make a mirrored (RAID1) boot device for the QuantaStor operating system. Always use SSD drives for the boot device with a minimum size of 240GB and recommended size of 400GB. SAS HBAs which support RAID1 may be used to produce the mirrored boot device in lieu of using a RAID controller. Software RAID is also an option but it is not recommended unless the system is booting from SATADOM SSD devices.

Vendor Model Type QS HW Mgmt Module
Broadcom/LSI/Avago MegaRAID (all models) SATA/SAS RAID Yes
Cisco UCS RAID SATA/SAS RAID Yes
DellEMC PERC H7xx, H8xx 6Gb & 12Gb models SATA/SAS RAID Yes
DellEMC BOSS SATA SSD RAID1 Yes
HPE SmartArray P4xx/P8xx SATA/SAS RAID Yes
Lenovo/IBM ServeRAID M5xxx SATA/SAS RAID Yes
Microsemi/Adaptec 5xxx/6xxx/7xxx/8xxx SATA/SAS RAID Yes

SSD/HDD Disk Devices

Vendor Model
Western Digital Ultrastar HDDs, SS200/SS300 SSDs SAS, NL-SAS & Enterprise SATA Drives
Seagate Exos Enterprise HDDs, Nytro SSDs SAS, NL-SAS & Enterprise SATA Drives
Toshiba Enterprise Capacity/Enterprise Performance SAS, NL-SAS & Enterprise SATA Drives
Cisco, HPE, DellEMC, Lenovo OEM NL-SAS & SAS SSDs

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. Select 400GB models when purchasing write-intensive SSDs and 800GB models when purchasing mixed-used SSDs.

Vendor Model Type Use Case
Western Digital Ultrastar SS300 Write-Intensive & Mixed-use Models 12Gb SAS ZFS ZIL (2000MB/sec)
Western Digital Ultrastar SS200 Mixed Use Models 12Gb SAS ZFS ZIL (1000MB/sec)
Western Digital Ultrastar SAS SSD HUSMH Series 12Gb SAS ZFS ZIL (765MB/sec)
Western Digital Ultrastar SAS SSD HUSMM Series 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

We highly recommend the use of NVMe devices vs SATA/SAS SSDs due to the higher throughput performance per device which reduces overall costs.

Vendor Model Type Use case
Western Digital Ultrastar DC SN200, SN620 NVMe Ceph Journal / WAL
Intel DC All Models NVMe Ceph Journal / WAL
Intel Optane NVMe Ceph Journal / WAL
Micron 9200 PRO / MAX Series NVMe Ceph Journal / WAL
Techman XC 100 Series NVMe Ceph Journal / WAL

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) QLE267x 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/25GbE/40GbE/50GbE/100GbE 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-5 EN Series 25/50/100GbE SFP28/QSFP28
Mellanox ConnectX-4 EN Series 10/25/40/50/100GbE SFP28/QSFP28
Mellanox ConnectX-3 EN/VPI Series 10/40/56GbE SFP+/QSFP+
Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro EN/VPI Series 10GbE/40GbE/56GbE SFP+/QSFP+
Interface Masters NIAGARA 32714L (OEM Intel) Quad-port 10GbE SFP+

Infiniband Adapters

QuantaStor has deprecated support for the SRP protocol in favor of the iSCSI Extensions for RDMA protocol (iSER). Mellanox Infiniband controllers may be used in IPoIB mode.

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
Mellanox ConnectX-5 VPI Series 25/50/100Gb

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', macOS 10.12: Sierra, macOS 10.13: High Sierra, macOS 10.14: Mojave ATTO Xtend SAN initiator (globalSAN is not supported)
Citrix XenServer 5.x (iSCSI, FC, NFS), XenServer 6.x (iSCSI, FC, NFS), XenServer 7.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