Broadcom Syncro CS 9271-8i Solution
Transform storage servers into a compact cluster-in-a-box for high availability, fault-tolerance and uptime
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Syncro CS solutions are designed to provide continuous application uptime at a fraction of the cost and complexity of traditional high availability solutions. Built on MegaRAID technology, the Syncro CS 9271-8i enables OEMs and system builders to use Syncro CS controllers to build cost-effective two-node Cluster-in-a-Box (CiB) systems and deliver high availability in a single self-contained unit.
Syncro CS Solutions and Cluster-in-a-Box (CiB); Taking Simple and Smart to the Next Level
Datacenters, remote offices and small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) are often limited by the amount of space available for compute resources. Meeting footprint constraints in the datacenter is an essential piece of driving down the total cost of ownership. Keeping clustered servers in a single-server form-factor while providing failover support and shared storage is a huge benefit for IT administrators trying to meet these limitations.
The Syncro CS 9271-8i solution in CiB systems delivers a redundant, 2-server node cluster with shared storage for environments where form factor is critical. Since the CiB is a single self-contained unit, installation of the Syncro CS 9271-8i solution can be conducted during system assembly. This simplifies deployment in the field allowing a complete configuration to be up and running in minutes.
High Availability for Converged Server-Storage Platforms
Broadcom has collaborated with OS and server industry leaders to develop cost-effective, high availability CiB server clustering solutions for SMB and Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO) environments. These solutions bring shared storage and storage controller failover into DAS environments, leveraging the low cost DAS infrastructure, simplicity, and performance benefits. For SMBs running local applications, Syncro CS solutions offer a cost-effective and easy to deploy and manage solution to reduce application downtime and the associated lost productivity and revenue. The solutions can also help to increase storage utilization and reduce power, cooling and space requirements for a lower total cost of ownership.
Features and Benefits:
- Two (2) server cluster in a small singlesystem form factor
- High availability at fraction of the cost and complexity of existing HA solutions
- Failover and shared storage capabilities of SAN at DAS price point
- Increases application uptime while reducing latency and cost in clustered compute environments
- Makes high availability an affordable and viable option for SMB, SME and ROBOs
SAN Features of Syncro CS at Lower Total Cost
- Shared Storage
- High Availability
- Lower Cost / Power
- Ease of Deployment
- Higher Density
|Broadcom Syncro CS 9271-8i
|Fully redundant shared storage and application failover for two-node single-system Cluster-in-a box systems
|In the Box
|Controller Physical Dimensions
|MD2 Low Profile (6.6” x 2.536”)
|Controller External Connectors
|Two Mini-SAS SFF8087 internal connectors
|Up to 96 6G SAS and/or NL-SAS dual-ported HDDs and SSDs (w/SCSI-3 PR)
Up to 31 6G 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 6Gb/s per port
|I/O Processor / SAS Controller
|LSISAS2208 Dual-Core RAID on Chip (ROC)
|1 GB 1333MHz DDRIII SDRAM
|MegaRAID CacheVault flash cache protection (included)
|Key High Availability Features
|Key RAID Data Protection Features
|Controller Operating Temperature
|Maximum ambient: Controller Card with included CacheVault module: 55°C
|Controller Operating Voltage
|Controller MTBF (Calculated)
|3 years, free technical support, advanced replacement option
|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
|RAID & HA Management
|MegaRAID Management Suite™: MegaRAID Storage Manager™, StorCLI (command-line interface), WebBIOS, SMI-S
|Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 R2 & Server 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 and 6.4
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 and SP3
Download the Broadcom Syncro CS 9271-8i Solution Product Brief (PDF).
- Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.
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