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DD6300 DD OS 6.0 SMT Query

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Hello,

Can someone please confirm the following 2 points.  Thanks

  • Does the DD6300 without external shelves, come with secure multi-tenancy (SMT) functionality and support by default (natively)
  • The DD6300 will be used to backup VMware workloads off of VxRails.  The backup platform used will be native VMware VDP.  Will VMware VDP be able to utilize the advantages of both DD Boost and secure multi-tenancy



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Ryan_Johnson
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Re: DD6300 DD OS 6.0 SMT Query

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DD6300 does nativity support SMT.  VDP requires full admin access and does not support SMT.  The boost account that VDP uses will have access to all mtrees on the data domain.  Also note that VDP is only supported up to DDOS 5.7 so technically not supported with DDOS 6.0. 

See Compatibility guide CompGuideApp

See KB regarding SMT support with Avamar\VDP: https://support.emc.com/kb/485632

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Ryan_Johnson
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Re: DD6300 DD OS 6.0 SMT Query

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DD6300 does nativity support SMT.  VDP requires full admin access and does not support SMT.  The boost account that VDP uses will have access to all mtrees on the data domain.  Also note that VDP is only supported up to DDOS 5.7 so technically not supported with DDOS 6.0. 

See Compatibility guide CompGuideApp

See KB regarding SMT support with Avamar\VDP: https://support.emc.com/kb/485632

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Re: DD6300 DD OS 6.0 SMT Query

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Thank you very much for this info Ryan.  Especially regarding  the point of DD-SMT not being supported with Avmar/VDP at the moment.

It seems as though DD-VE + DPS for VMware supports VxRails workloads much better than native VMware protection. This includes Secure Multi-tenancy https://www.emc.com/collateral/handout/h15004-vxrail-dpsuite-vmware-ho.pdf .

However, given that many people will be using native VMware VDP for data protection and this worked and is supported previous physical versions of Data Domains, e.g. VDP 6.1 https://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vsphere/vmware-vsphere-data-protection-overview.pdf , it will be unfortunate if we cannot propose the new physical DD for such a requirement.  I hope that this is validated for support or there is official support from either vendor very soon.  Your thoughts are appreciated.

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