Syncro CS 9286-8e

Create an affordable high-availability cluster for business continuity from off-the-shelf servers and JBOD storage

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Businesses of all sizes rely on their IT infrastructure to run critical applications and store and safeguard valuable data. The Syncro™ CS 9286-8e solution, based on shared DAS (direct-attached storage), allows IT administrators to build high-availability (HA) systems from volume servers and JBOD storage.
Based on SAS, Syncro CS uses MegaRAID data protection to deliver business continuity to small and medium businesses (SMB) and remote and branch offices(ROBO) environments at a fraction of the cost of traditional HA solutions.
  • Deploy a HA architecture for critical data and applications using off-the-shelf components
  • Provide low-latency failover and cache-based data protection for peace of mind
  • Realize lower total cost of ownership (TCO) through increased uptime, easier management, and greater data asset utilization
  • Increase application performance with resource load balancing that moves applications to underused servers
  • Protect critical data with MegaRAID® data protection
  • Enables high availability DAS for Linux® ecosystem

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Lifecycle Status


Product Manufacturer Part # Ordering Part # What's in the Box
Syncro CS 9286-8e L5-25421-14 LSI00356
  • Two (2) Syncro CS 9271-8i HA controllers with CacheVault (each includes CV power module, CV clip and remote cable).
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Two (2) LP Brackets
  • Installation and support CD


Specification Value
Lifecycle Active
Samples Available No
Distrib. Inventory No
Cache Protection MegaRAID CacheVault flash cache protection (included)
Drive Support Per Controller 64 virtual drives (64 total in HA domain)
Host Bus Type x8 lane PCI Express® 3.0
MTBF 1,251,284 hours
RAID & HA Management MegaRAID Management Suite™, MegaRAID Storage Manager™, MegaCLI (command-line interface), WebBIOS, SMI-S
Devices Supported Up to 96 6G SAS and/or NL-SAS dual-ported HDDs and SSDs (w/SCSI-3 PR)
Operating Temperature Maximum ambient: Controller Card with included CacheVault module: 55°C
OS Support Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 and Server 2008 R2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 & 6.4, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 & SP3
Physical Dimensions MD2 Low profile (6.6" x 2.536")
SSD Optimization Up to 32 SSDs (6G SAS) in a CacheCade® Read SSD pool, Up to 64 CacheCade virtual drives (The total # of HDD VD + CacheCade VDs in the HA domain must not exceed 64), Up to 512GB CacheCade Read volume capacity in the HA domain
RAID Levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
Regulatory Certifications [BSMI, C-tick, CSA C22.2, EN55022, EN55024, EN60950, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, FCC Class A, Class B, RRL for MIC, RoHS, UL, UL1950, VCCI, WEEE]
Warranty 3 years, free technical support, advanced replacement option


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