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SAS Failover Cluster

A SAS failover cluster is an application of high availability in which you have multiple servers connected to the same SAS storage. If one server fails, another server transparently takes over and there is no downtime. Note that this setup requires clustering support in the operating system. We use SAS subsystems with built in RAID controllers for higher reliability, easier and clearer management interfaces, better logging and much better performance than comparable solutions.

Our SAS failover cluster scenario requires:

  • A SAS enclosure with built-in RAID such as a RAID Machine S6424RM.
  • Two or more servers with same or similar hardware.
  • An OS which supports failover clustering, such as Windows Server 2012.
  • A SAS switch (required if more than two servers) such as the Astek A54812-SW.
  • SAS HBAs for each server to connect to the SAS switch. We recommend the LSI 9300-8E.

Typical SAS Failover Cluster Scenarios

  • Storage Subsystem With Two Nodes: Two servers are directly connected to the RAID storage.
  • Storage Subsystem with SAS Switch: The RAID storage is connected to the SAS Switch, and X number of servers are connected to the switch for failover. This allows clusters with more than two nodes.
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SAS-based SAN Enclosures
HA-S6212RM image
RAID Machine 12-bay 12G SAS RAID - S6212RM & D6212RM
Supports up to 12 SAS, SATA drives or SSDs. High-end cableless solution; hot swap components, thermal management, high performance. Single or dual 12G SAS RAID controller configuration.
$3,545.00
Part#:
HA-S6212RM

HA-S6316RM image
RAID Machine 16-bay 12G SAS RAID - S6316RM & D6316RM
Supports up to 16 SAS, SATA drives or SSDs. High-end cableless solution; hot swap components, thermal management, high performance. Single or dual 12G SAS RAID controller configuration.
$3,945.00
Part#:
HA-S6316RM

HA-S6224RM image
RAID Machine 2.5" 24-bay 12G SAS RAID - S6224RM & D6224RM
Supports up to 24 2.5" SAS, SATA drives or SSDs. High-end cableless solution; hot swap components, thermal management, high performance. Single or dual 12G SAS RAID controller configuration.
$4,495.00
Part#:
HA-S6224RM

HA-S6424RM image
RAID Machine 24-bay 12G SAS RAID - S6424RM & D6424RM
Supports up to 24 SAS, SATA drives or SSDs. High-end cableless solution; hot swap components, thermal management, high performance. Single or dual 12G SAS RAID controller configuration.
$4,795.00
Part#:
HA-S6424RM

SAS Failover Cluster Servers
RMS-RM208R image
2U 8-bay Rackmount Server with Redundant PSU
Xeon E5-2407 quad-core CPU, 8GB memory (up to 96GB), 4xGbe LAN ports, 10GbE and FC optional, 500W redundant PSU, hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 6. Onboard SAS/SATA RAID 0/1 for OS. SAS expansion port for adding capacity later. 3 year warranty.
$2,599.00
Part#:
RMS-RM208R

RMS-RM224R image
2U 24-bay Rackmount Server w/500W Red PSU
Xeon E5-2407 quad-core CPU, 8GB memory (up to 96GB), 4xGbe LAN ports, 10GbE and FC optional, 500W redundant PSU, hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 6. Onboard SAS/SATA RAID 0/1 for OS. SAS expansion port for adding capacity later. 3 year warranty.
$2,799.00
Part#:
RMS-RM224R

RMS-RM316R image
3U 16-bay Rackmount Server, Intel Xeon based
Xeon E5-2407 quad-core CPU, 8GB memory (up to 96GB), 4xGbe LAN ports, 10GbE and FC optional, 650W redundant PSU, hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 6. Onboard SAS/SATA RAID 0/1 for OS. SAS expansion port for adding capacity later. 3 year warranty.
$2,999.00
Part#:
RMS-RM316R

RMT-1U1027TRTF image
1U Dual Node Rackmount Server with 8 x 2.5" Bays
Dual server nodes in a single rackmount chassis, each supporting dual Intel Xeon 2600 series CPUs and up to 512GB memory for each node. 1280W digital switching power supply. Supports up to four 2.5" drives per node. Drive trays included.
$2,269.00
Part#:
RMT-1U1027TRTF

RMT-1U6017TRTF image
1U Dual Node Rackmount Server with 4 x 3.5" Bays
Dual server nodes in a single rackmount chassis, each supporting dual Intel Xeon 2600 series CPUs and up to 512GB memory for each node. 1280W digital switching power supply. Supports up to two 3.5" SAS/SATA drives per node. Drive trays included.
$2,199.00
Part#:
RMT-1U6017TRTF

SAS Failover Cluster Switches
SC-A54812-SW image
Astek 12-port 12G SAS Switch - Model A54812-SW
Create a low-cost SAS-based SAN with the Astek 12Gb/s SAS switch. Features 12 SFF-8644 HD MiniSAS ports, with an aggregate bandwidth of 576Gb/s.
$3,399.00
Part#:
SC-A54812-SW

SC-A54812-SWx2 image
Astek 12-port 12G SAS Switch - A54812-SW (2 pack)
2 pack for High Availability Failover Cluster setups! Create a low-cost SAS-based SAN with the Astek 12Gb/s SAS switch. Features 12 SFF-8644 HD MiniSAS ports, with an aggregate bandwidth of 576Gb/s.
$6,499.00
Part#:
SC-A54812-SWx2

SAS HBAs and Cables for Failover Cluster
SC-9300-8E image
LSI SAS 9300-8E PCIe 3.0 12G HBA - LSI00343
8 Port External via 2xSFF-8644 connectors, 12Gb/s SATA+SAS, PCIe 3.0 HBA, No cables included.
$368.00
Part#:
SC-9300-8E

SAS-4444-1M image
SFF-8644 to SFF-8644 12G HD MiniSAS Cable
HD MiniSAS to HD MiniSAS cable. Standard SAS cabling for 12G RAID controllers or HBAs and 12G enclosures / devices. SFF-8644 connector on both ends. 1 meter in length.
Size:
$56.99
Part#:
SAS-4444-1M




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