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  • 1. QNAP Turbo NAS QTS 4.0 for SMB Simple, Secure, Scalable and Reliable
  • 2. Legal Disclaimer • • • • • INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH QNAP® PRODUCTS. NO LICENSE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, BY ESTOPPEL OR OTHERWISE, TO ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IS GRANTED BY THIS DOCUMENT. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN QNAP'S TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE FOR SUCH PRODUCTS, QNAP ASSUMES NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER, AND QNAP DISCLAIMS ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY, RELATING TO SALE AND/OR USE OF QNAP PRODUCTS INCLUDING LIABILITY OR WARRANTIES RELATING TO FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY, OR INFRINGEMENT OF ANY PATENT, COPYRIGHT OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT. QNAP products are not intended for use in medical, life saving, life sustaining, critical control or safety systems, or in nuclear facility applications. QNAP may make changes to product specifications at any time, without notice. The information here is subject to change without notice. Contact your local QNAP sales office or your distributor to obtain the latest product specifications before placing your product order. QNAP, QNAP logo, and VioStor are trademarks or registered trademarks of QNAP Systems, Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others. Copyright © 2013, QNAP Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 3. VMware Legal Statements • This document was created using the official VMware icon and diagram library. Copyright © 2013 VMware, Inc. All rights reserved. This product is protected by U.S. and international copyright and intellectual property laws. VMware products are covered by one or more patents listed at • VMware does not endorse or make any representations about third party information included in this document, nor does the inclusion of any VMware icon or diagram in this document imply such an endorsement. • VMware and VMware Ready is a registered trademark or trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions.
  • 4. What’s New in QTS 4.0 for SMB Capacity Expansion QNAP Flexible Volume Exceptional Performance Enhancement Advanced Data Protection New Virtualization Experience Office Collaboration
  • 5. Capacity Expansion
  • 6. • Supports up to 8 SAS RAID expansion enclosures • Creates a storage pool on a RAID expansion enclosure • Expands the storage pool capacity easily • Detects missing RAID expansion enclosures to protect the data RAID Expansion Enclosures Big Capacity and Instant Expansion
  • 7. Missing Mode Detection • Auto-detects RAID expansion enclosure connections – Enters the missing mode when disconnection occurs – Blocks IO accesses while in the missing mode • Recovers from the missing mode to the normal state without losing data
  • 8. Locate Hardware Easily Locate the NAS, RAID expansion enclosures, hard drives, and RAID groups in the server room with just a single CLICK!
  • 9. QNAP Flexible Volume
  • 10. QNAP Flexible Volume • QNAP Flexible Volume Introduction • Benefits of QNAP Flexible Volume – – – – – – Dynamic storage pool expansion Instant volume expansion Flexible volume allocation Thin-provisioned volume with space reclaim Block-based iSCSI LUN Ease of management (dashboard, disk management, notification)
  • 11. QNAP Flexible Volume Introduction HDD Management > Storage Pool > Volume > Shared Folder Shared Folder 1 Shared Folder 2 Volume 1 Shared Folder 3 LUN 1 Volume 2 LUN 2 Storage Pool RAID Group 1 RAID Group 2 Hot Spare Internal Hard Drives 2013/12/12 QNAP Confidential RAID Group 3 RAID Expansion Enclosure 11
  • 12. Storage Pool • Flexibility – – – – • Aggregates HDDs as a big storage pool to provide the flexibility for capacity deployment Supports different types of RAID groups* Max 128 storage pools Max 308 TB per storage pool Capacity threshold notification Storage Pool RAID Group 1 (RAID 6) RAID Group 2 (RAID 5) Internal Hard Drives RAID Group 3 (RAID 10) RAID expansion enclosure * Configuring the same RAID type in a storage pool is recommended to get the best practices of performance or capacity utilization
  • 13. RAID Group Provides the flexibility to increase HDD fault tolerance RAID Group 1 (RAID 6) RAID Group 2 (RAID 5) • Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 5 + hot spare, 6 + hot spare, and 10 + hot spare • Supports hot spare drives of RAID and enclosures • Online RAID expansion and migration
  • 14. Dynamic Storage Pool Expansion • Add new hard drives to existing RAID groups • Add new RAID groups to the storage pool
  • 15. Instant Volume Expansion • Expand volume capacity over 16TB • Online size expansion • Supports thin provisioning dynamic allocation Over 16 TB up to 250 TB
  • 16. Flexible Volume Allocation • Quickly create multiple volumes on storage pool for different applications • Online capacity expansion • Thin provisioning for dynamic allocation • Volume capacity threshold notification
  • 17. Thin Provisioning Volume • Allocate space when data is written to disk • Volume size can be up to 250 TB • Space reclaiming support in various ways Physical Space Without Thin Provisioning Physical Space With Thin Provisioning
  • 18. Thin Provisioning Space Reclaim • Space Reclaim for Thin Provisioning – Batch and manually scan for deleted files – Reclaim space from deleted blocks and release capacity to the storage pool
  • 19. Use Volume as iSCSI LUN • • • • Mount volumes as iSCSI LUNs With better performance yet less overhead Supports thin provisioning Supports online resizing LUN Online Resizing Thin Provisioning
  • 20. Dashboard Quick overview of the storage health on a single page
  • 21. Disk Management • All new graphic design • Intuitive operation • Effortlessly manage large numbers of HDDs
  • 22. Capacity Threshold Notification Configurable threshold for low volume capacity alerts Email, SMS notification
  • 23. Exceptional Performance Enhancement
  • 24. SSD Caching • • • • • Accelerates the IOPS performance of volumes Volume-based read cache Improves IO utilization for random read operations Supports hot-swapping SSD drives and auto updates the cache data Supports 2x SSD for caching up to 1TB capacity
  • 25. Accelerate I/O Performance • • Increase the IOPS by up to 20 times IOPS with highly random IOmeter workload Reduce the latency by almost 3 times for applications of mail database Testing Environment: Host PC: 1. CPU: Intel(R) Core i7-4770 3.4GHz 3.4GHz; 2. Memory size:16GB 3. OS: Windows 7 professional SP1 64bit 4. HDD: Seagate ST1000DM003-1CH162 NAS configurations: 1. 3.5"HDD:Seagate ST4000NM0033*8 with RAID 5 2. SSD HDD: ATA OCZ-VERTEX4*4 Note: Cached IO performance of SSD caching is based on application and IO pattern. Before using this feature, please make sure your application is read-intensive operation.
  • 26. Supports SMB 2 • • • • Faster transmission speed with large MTU Improves the performance with multiple users Read performance doubles depending on the IO latency Supports symbolic links 2
  • 27. Advanced Data Protection
  • 28. SMART Data Migration • Proactively detects possible drive failures and migrates the data to a new healthy spare drive • Triggered by bad block remapping and S.M.A.R.T. thresholds • Reduces potential data loss and rebuild time
  • 29. Drive Error Recovery Control Support • Supports TLER (Time-Limited Error Recovery) or ERC (Error Recovery Control) compatible hard drives • Data is returned faster and the risk of losing data is reduced
  • 30. RAID Read Error Correction • Auto corrects RAID blocks with read errors by using healthy blocks • Supports RAID 1, 5, and 6
  • 31. Drive and RAID I/O Error Logging • Kernel-level drive or RAID I/O errors • Drive I/O retry warning • Warning of corrections for RAID read errors
  • 32. RAID Hot Spare / Global Hot Spare • Hot Spare drives for the Local RAID groups and Global enclosure • The Global Hot Spare drive can be used by any RAID groups in the same enclosure • Dedicated enclosure hot spare drives can be configured for the NAS and each RAID expansion enclosure RAID Group 1 RAID Group 2 Hot Spare (for RAID Group 1 ) Hot Spare (for RAID Group 2 ) Global Hot Spare (for RAID Group 1&2)
  • 33. New Virtualization Experience
  • 34. New Virtualization Experience • VMware vSphere – Supports VMware VAAI – QNAP vSphere plug-in • Windows Hyper-V – – – – Supports ODX (Offloaded Data Transfer) SCVMM Thin Provisioning Certified for Windows 2012
  • 35. QNAP for VMware vSphere
  • 36. Supports VMware VAAI What is VAAI? VMware vStorage APIs Integration (VAAI) is a set of APIs that allow ESXi hosts to offload processing for certain storage-related services to storage systems. Benefits: The integration of QNAP NAS with VMware VAAI offers the optimal performance for customers to deploy a virtualization environment.
  • 37. QNAP Supported Features • VAAI for iSCSI – – – – Full copy (hardware-assisted copy) Block zeroing (hardware-assisted zeroing) Hardware-assisted locking Thin provisioning and space reclaim • VAAI for NAS – Full file clone – Extended statistics – Reserve space Note: 1. Firmware 4.0.4 or above is required. 2. Visit the QNAP virtualization features page for supported NAS models and more details.
  • 38. VAAI for iSCSI : Full Copy What is Full Copy? VAAI OFF Enables the QNAP storage to make full copies of data within the NAS without needing to have the ESXi host read and write the data. Benefits: • Reduces the loading of ESXi hosts • Faster virtual machine clone processing. Read Write ESXi Host VM’ iSCSI datastore VAAI ON Effective usage: • vCenter Cloning • Storage vMotion • Deploy VMs from templates VM VM Copy VM’ ESXi Host iSCSI datastore
  • 39. VAAI for iSCSI : Full Copy Performance Test environments and verification steps: • TS-EC1279U-RP, 12* Seagate ST3000DM001-9YN166 (SATA), RAID 6 • Measured time to clone a 30 GB VM containing data (not an empty thin provisioned VM), using a normal storage and QNAP new Firmware with VAAI.
  • 40. VAAI for iSCSI : Block Zeroing What is Block Zeroing? VAAI OFF Enables the QNAP NAS to zero out a large number of blocks to speed up the provisioning of VMs. Benefits: • Reduces the loading of ESXi hosts. • Faster allocation of the capacity for virtual machines. Effective usage: • • Create Thick Provision Eager Zeroed virtual disks. Write data to Thick Provision Lazy Zeroed virtual disks. Write 0 to 0x01 Write 0 to 0x02 Write 0 to 0x03 Write 0 to 0x04 Write 0 to 0x05 ESXi Host 0 0 0 0 0 iSCSI datastore VAAI ON 0 0 0 0 0 ESXi Host Write 0 iSCSI datastore
  • 41. VAAI for iSCSI: Block Zeroing Performance Test environments and verification steps: • TS-EC1279U-RP, 12* Seagate ST3000DM001-9YN166 (SATA), RAID 6 • Measured time to create a 30 GB VM with eager zero hard drives, using a normal storage.
  • 42. VAAI for iSCSI: Hardware-Assisted Locking What is Hardware-Assisted Locking? Hardware Assisted Locking enables granular locking of block storage devices rather than entire LUN locking in SCSI. It provides a much more efficient means to avoid retries for getting a lock when many ESXi hosts share a single datastore. Benefits: • Permits the QNAP NAS to scale to more VMs and more ESXi hosts w/o performance penalty. VAAI OFF VM VM VM VM VM VM VM ESXi Host 1 VM VM ESXi Host 2 iSCSI datastore ESXi Host 3 VAAI ON Effective usage: • Power on VMs • Create VMs or templates • Create VMFS datastores • …. and more VM VM VM VM VM VM VM ESXi Host 1 VM VM ESXi Host 2 iSCSI datastore ESXi Host 3
  • 43. VAAI for iSCSI : Hardware-Assisted Locking Performance Performance verification steps: VM2 VMware ESXi 1 VMware ESXi 2 0100100 10 1. Create a virtual machine (VM1) on the ESXi host 1, and use IOmeter to generate I/O load on iSCSI datastore. 2. Create 16 virtual machines (VM2 to VM17) on another ESXi host 2 and perform the virtual machine power ON operations simultaneously. 3. Record the throughput of the VM1. ………..VM17 VM1 Gigabit switch VM1 VM2 VM3 ….... VM17 QNAP iSCSI datastore
  • 44. VAAI for iSCSI: Hardware-Assisted Locking Performance w/o VAAI VM1 starts to I/O Power ON VM2 ~VM17 Performance drop w/ VAAI VM1 starts to I/O Very small performance impact!! Power ON VM2 ~VM17
  • 45. VAAI for iSCSI: Thin Provisioning and Space Reclaim What is Thin Provisioning Space Reclaim? Releases the LUN space when virtual disks were deleted or migrated. Benefits: • More accurate reporting of disk space consumption. • Avoid out-of-space condition • Increased NAS space utilization and save $. w/o VAAI Free Space (100 GB) VM2 (20 GB) Free Space (100 GB) Delete VM2 VM1 (30 GB) VM1 (30 GB) w/ VAAI Free Space (100 GB) VM2 (20 GB) Free Space (120 GB) Delete VM2 VM1 (30 GB) VM1 (30 GB)
  • 46. VAAI for NAS: Full File Clone What is Full File Copy? VAAI OFF Similar to the Full Copy in iSCSI, it enables the QNAP storage to make full copies of data within the NAS without needing to have the ESXi host read and write the data. Benefits: • Reduces the loading of ESXi hosts • Faster virtual machine clone processing. Read Write ESXi Host VM’ NFS datastore VAAI ON Effective usage: • vCenter Cloning • Storage vMotion (cold clone) • Deploy VMs from templates VM VM Copy VM’ ESXi Host NFS datastore
  • 47. VAAI for NAS: Extended Statistics What is Extended Statistics? Enables vSphere to query space utilization details for virtual disks on QNAP NFS datastores. This includes the size of a virtual disk and the real space consumption of the virtual disk. Benefits: • More accurate reporting of disk space consumption. • Increased NAS space utilization and save $. w/o VAAI 1. How much disk space does the virtual disk1 take? VM1 100 GB thinprovisioning disk with 20 GB data ESXi Host NFS datastore w/ VAAI 1. How much disk space does the virtual disk1 take? VM1 ESXi Host 100 GB thinprovisioning disk with 20 GB data NFS datastore
  • 48. VAAI for NAS: Reserve Space What is Reserve Space Historically, vSphere only supported building thin virtual disks on NFS. By supporting the Reserve Space, a space pre-allocated virtual disk (thick provision eager zeroed disk) is possible in QNAP NFS datastores. Benefits: • Better virtual disk read/write performance (thin provision disks v.s. thick provision disks) w/ VAAI Thin provision virtual disk Thick provision virtual disk NFS datastore
  • 49. QNAP v.s. Competitors Primitive Full copy (iSCSI) Block zeroing (iSCSI) Hardware-assisted locking (iSCSI) Thin provisioning space reclaim(iSCSI) Full file clone (NAS) Extended statistics (NAS) Reserve space (NAS) The comparison table is based on QNAP QTS 4.0 firmware QNAP QTS 4.0 Competitor A Competitors B
  • 50. QNAP vSphere Plug-in The QNAP vSphere Plug-in is provided for users to manage the VMware datastores on the QNAP Turbo NAS directly from the vSphere Clients. Additional NFS or iSCSI datastores can be easily created for multiple ESXi hosts in just a few clicks! Benefits: • • • Increase the productivity and efficiency. Easily control the status of the Turbo NAS and datastores. Support NFS or iSCSI datastores. Notes: 1. Supported NAS firmware: 3.7.3 or above. 2. Supported Windows OS: Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2, SP1/ Windows 7x86, 32-bit, SP1/ Windows 7 x86, 32-bit, SP1 3. For more details, please refer to the vSphere plug-in user guide.
  • 51. How vSphere Plug-in Improves Productivity? Sample task scenario: You have two ESXi hosts and want to connect to a shared iSCSI datastore. Steps (w/o vSphere Plug-in): 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Connect to the NAS Create iSCSI target on the NAS Create iSCSI LUN on the NAS Connect to vSphere Client Connect the ESXi host #1 to the iSCSI target Rescan all HBA Create a datastore Connect the ESXi host #2 to the iSCSI target Rescan all HBA Steps (w/ vSphere Plug-in): 1. Connect to the vSphere Client 2. Create a datastore via QNAP vSphere Plug-in 3. Done !! 3 Steps Only
  • 52. QNAP for Microsoft Hyper-V
  • 53. Supports Microsoft ODX in Windows 2012 What is ODX? Similar to VMware Full Copy function, the Microsoft Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX) enables the QNAP storage to make full copies of data within the NAS without needing to have the Windows hosts read and write the data. Benefits: • Reduces the loading of Windows hosts • Improves the performance of copy and move operations for Windows hosts using the QNAP iSCSI storage. w/o ODX 3 Data Windows Host 1 1 2 Read 4 Data Windows Host 2 Write data 5 Results NAS Virtual disk 1 Virtual disk 2 w/ ODX 3 Token Windows Host 1 1 Offload Read 4 2 Token Windows Host 2 Offload Write w/ token 6 Results NAS Virtual disk 1 5 Data Virtual disk 2
  • 54. Microsoft SCVMM (System Center Virtual Machine Manager) • SCVMM is designed for management of large numbers of Virtual Servers based on Microsoft Virtual Server and Hyper-V. • Monitor, configure QNAP iSCSI storage in SCVMM console.
  • 55. Thin Provisioning for Windows 2012 • Supports Windows 2012 thin provisioning identification and optimization
  • 56. Space Reclaim • Windows Server 2012 System administrators can use the Optimize Drives utility to reclaim space.
  • 57. Certified for Windows 2012 QNAP TS-x79, TS-x70, TS-x69 are certified for Windows Server 2012. This certification signifies that all TS-x79 , TS-x70, TS-x69 products meet Microsoft standards for compatibility and recommended practices when used with the Windows Server 2012 operating system, and are supported in Hyper-V environments.
  • 58. Qsync for SMBs
  • 59. Qsync for SMB What is Qsync? Qsync allows users to synchronize their files between multiple computers, and between users by sharing. Benefits: The use of Qsync permits to keep the latest copy of the files. It is possible to share folders between users so that each users can have the latest version of the files modified by others. Ideal for collaboration!
  • 60. Qsync for SMB How it works? • • • • Qsync synchronizes files in the user's Home folder. Files remain accessible only by the user. When a folder is shared, it becomes a Team Folder. Team folders can be shared among multiple users.
  • 61. Sync Files Between Different Devices User 1 PC 1 1- File updated in Qsync folder User 1 PC 2 User 1 PC 3 2- The updated file is replicated to all devices of User 1
  • 62. Share Files with Colleagues User 1 PC 1 1- File updated in a Team Folder User 1 PC 2 User 1 PC 3 User 2 PC 4 2- The updated file is replicated to all devices of all members of the team folder.
  • 63. Domain Account Support • Supports unlimited domain account • Supports Windows DC and LDAP
  • 64. Summary • New storage architecture provides big capacity and instant expansion • Flexible volume allows users to deploy storage space without hesitation • System gets exceptional performance enhancement • Advanced data protection provides higher data reliability • Improves efficiency by leveraging new virtualization experience • Synchronization utility helps users enhance productivity and office collaboration
  • 65. Thank you!