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  • Hello,

    We have a physical Server 2016 machine running DPM 2016. I am looking to replace a 5 year old iSCSI attached 40Tb Drobo B1200i with something else. Our DPM currently has 25Tb allocated and 16 of that used.  

    Does anyone have any hardware recommendations? We're primarily Dell so I'd like to stay with Dell if possible and stay with something that can be iSCSI attached. Would a simple Dell MD1420 DAS work? I have been reading about ReFs and MBS and looking to make sure I buy hardware that will work with DPM 2016.   I am not much of a hardware guy so I am looking for suggestions. 


    Tuesday, August 27, 2019 3:16 PM

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  • Hello,

    DPM doesn't really "care" where the disks come from, as long as the disks are visible in the operating system, then they can be used by DPM, pretty simple really.

    However, before buying you should always make sure that the hardware is certified for the Windows Server operating system, in your case for Windows Server 2016.

    Most organizations tend to go with one branded hardware, in your case if you are running mainly Dell hardware, it would be quite logical to go for Dell storage (but it's not a must/requirement!).

    The Dell MD1420 is certified for Windows Server 2016 and even Windows Server 2019, so it should work just perfectly, as long as the storage is certified you should be fine using that for DPM.

    You can check if the hardware is certified for Windows Server over here:

    Best regards,

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    Tuesday, August 27, 2019 4:29 PM
  • Hi,

    Just checking to see if my reply was any helpful?

    If you have any other concerns, please do not hesitate to ask!

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    Saturday, August 31, 2019 11:51 PM