Broadcom Syncro 9361-8i Solution
Bring a dense, cost-effective high availability (HA) cluster-in-a-box (CIB) solution to your enterprise datacenter
Achieve continuous application uptime and enterprise-level data protection that is also simple and cost-effective with Broadcom Syncro solutions. Developed for Cluster-in-a-Box systems, the Syncro 9361-8i provides high-availability features, consistent with Storage Area Networks (SAN), at a cost and support model consistent with Direct Attached Storage (DAS) environments. Small and medium businesses, remote offices, and data centers can all utilize existing administrative infrastructure while ensuring critical applications remain up and running.
The Next Generation of High Availability Direct Attached Storage
The Broadcom Syncro solution uses a self-contained Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interconnect to share storage and communicate between server nodes. This enterprise-level storage medium allows each Syncro controller to measure the opposing controller’s heartbeat while maintaining coherency of WRITE-back cache.
The 12Gb/s Broadcom Syncro 9361-8i delivers continuous application availability and shared storage with twice the SAS throughput of the previous generation. Doubling the speed of the SAS bus means more consistent heartbeat monitoring and reduced cache transfer occupancy, while moving twice the data from storage in the same amount of time.
Reduced Footprint Cluster-in-a-Box
Controlling resource costs is paramount to the success of any business. Data centers, small and large, control costs by managing server power, space and cooling requirements. Cluster-in-a- Box delivers on data center cost requirements by providing multiple server nodes in a single, reduced form factor chassis. These self-contained server clusters share common components, minimizing the necessary power and cooling required for maintaining multiple single-node servers.
Coherent Caching for Performance Acceleration
In the event of a primary server failure, applications are transferred to run on a secondary server node. The secondary server will need access to the Syncro controller’s WRITE-back data from the primary server in order to prevent data loss, and allow the applications to run continuously. The Syncro cache coherency maintains a mirror copy of the primary server’s controller WRITE-back cache data on the secondary server’s controller. The high-speed SAS interconnect provides a direct link for cache data mirroring between Syncro controllers. This optimal solution protects data and maintains application continuity while accelerating WRITE performance.
Features and Benefits:
- Shared storage in a 12Gb/s DAS infrastructure
- Cost-effective high availability for Cluster-in-a Box
- 2x the throughput from previous generation
- Facilitates application failover for internal Cluster-in-a-Box nodes
- Reduced latency on server failure migration
- Simple, easy to manage uptime solution
- Suitable for small business and data centers alike
- Built on MegaRAID® reliability and data protection
|Broadcom Syncro 9361-8i|
|Solution Provided||Fully redundant shared storage and application failover for ROBO, SMB and data center customers without the cost and complexity of storage networking hardware.|
|In the Box||
|Controller Physical Dimensions||MD2 Low Profile (6.6” x 2.5”)|
|Controller Internal Connectors||Two mini-SAS HD x4 SFF-8643|
|Device Support||Up to 96 ea 12G SAS and/or NearLine-SAS dual-ported HDDs and SSDs (w/SCSI-3 Persistent Reservation Command)
Up to 31 SAS enclosure/expander devices
Maximum of 120 dual-ported SAS devices in the HA storage domain. Please see on-line compatibility matrix on lsi.com
|Host Bus Type||x8 lane PCI Express® 3.0 compliant|
|Data Transfer Rates||Up to 12Gb/s per port|
|I/O Processor / SAS Controller||LSISAS3108 Dual-Core RAID on Chip (ROC)|
|Cache Memory||2 GB 1866MHz DDRIII SDRAM|
|Cache Protection||MegaRAID CacheVault flash cache protection (included)|
|Key High Availability Features||
|Key RAID Data Protection Features||
|SSD Optimization||MegaRAID Fast Path Software for Syncro designed to provide high-performance I/O acceleration for SAS SSD arrays connected to Syncro controllers|
|Controller Operating Temperature||Maximum ambient: Controller Card with included CacheVault module: 55°C|
|Controller Operating Voltage||+3.3V, +12V|
|Controller MTBF (Calculated)||1,343,187 hours|
|Hardware Warranty||3 years, free technical support, advanced replacement option|
|Regulatory Certifications||EN55022, EN55024, EN60950, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3; FCC Class A, Class B; UL1950; UL; CSA C22.2; VCCI; RRL for MIC; BSMI;C-tick; RoHS; WEEE|
|Syncro CS Management||MegaRAID Management Suite™: MegaRAID Storage Manager™, StorCLI (command-line interface), WebBIOS, SMI-S|
|Compliances||EMC: Class B-US (CFR 47, P15B); Canada (ICES-003); Japan (V-3/02.04); Europe (EN55022/EN55024); Australia/New Zealand (AS/NZS 3548); Safety: EN60950|
|OS Support||Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 R2 & SP2 (64 bit); Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Storage Server 2012 (64 bit); Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, Storage Server 2012 R2(64 bit); Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 and 6.5; SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 and SP3|
Download the Broadcom Syncro 9361-8i Solution Product Brief (PDF).
- Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.