Boston Hyper-V Syncro Series

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Boston is proud to present the Syncro series Fenway Hyper-V cluster, featuring Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 combined with LSI Syncro® CS - a unique high availability DAS technology. Delivering virtualisation services with high levels of uptime at a fraction of the cost and complexity of traditional cluster solutions based on Fibre Channel or iSCSI storage, the Syncro series is the smart choice for SME administrators being challenged to deliver always-on services without breaking the bank.

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Boston Hyper-V Syncro Series

Boston is proud to present the Syncro series Fenway Hyper-V cluster, featuring Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 combined with LSI Syncro® CS - a unique high availability DAS technology.

Delivering virtualisation services with high levels of uptime at a fraction of the cost and complexity of traditional cluster solutions based on Fibre Channel or iSCSI storage, the Syncro series is the smart choice for SME administrators being challenged to deliver always-on services without breaking the bank.

The Boston Fenway Hyper-V Syncro series is a redundant yet simple to administer Hyper-V Server 2012 cluster comprised of two Supermicro servers featuring the latest Intel E5-2600 processors. The solution uses two LSI Syncro® controller cards to create high availability direct-attached storage as an alternative to traditional Fibre Channel or iSCSI shared storage arrays.

Both high-performance cluster nodes are configured to share a common sTec dual expander SAS disk shelf for backend data storage, eliminating the need for a costly shared storage SAN implementation.  24 hot pluggable drive bays support both high capacity, high performance 2.5" hard disk or solid state disks, all housed together in one space saving 2U rack mounted enclosure for maximum density. Additionally, redundant power supply and I/O modules guarantee availability in the unlikely event of failure, granting much needed peace of mind.

LSI Syncro® uses a clustering configuration where controller to controller connectivity is provided through the SAS interface instead of a traditional Ethernet link, enabling more efficient shared storage and high levels of availability. Controllers are able to mirror their cache data through direct SAS links to enable the highest performance and lowest latency possible, yet still deliver resilience in the event of system failure.

This technology also allows both controllers to be active on the same RAID volumes for resource load balancing, helping to ensure that applications are using the most responsive server to boost performance and help prevent any one server from being overburdened.

Combined with Hyper-V Server 2012 the Syncro series is a powerful virtualisation cluster solution supporting some of the most challenging applications in IT today. Hyper-V Server is a lightweight stand-alone operating system that contains the hypervisor, Windows Server driver model, virtualization capabilities, and supporting components such as failover clustering, but does not contain the robust set of features and roles as the Windows Server operating system. As a result Hyper-V Server produces a small footprint and requires minimal overhead and provides a simple server virtualization solution for any size organization.

Based on the widely accepted and supported Windows Server platform, implementation and administration is incredibly straightforward, especially for administrators already familiar with other Microsoft products. In addition to the benefits of familiarity, native support for active directory makes domain integration and management a simple task.

 

Key Features

Dual Node 2U Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 High Availability Cluster 2U Syncro Shared DAS JBOD Shelf with up to 24 x 2.5" High Performance SSD or HDD's Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 Dual 8 Core Intel Xeon E5-2670 Processors per Node 128GB DDR-3 Registered ECC Memory per Node 4 x 400GB 2.5" SAS 6Gbit/s SSD RAID 0,1,5,6,10 Supported 1.6TB Raw Capacity High Performance SSD for VM's with Critical Latency & Room to Grow 10 x 600GB 2.5" 15K RPM SAS 6Gbit/s HDD's Included as Standard with RAID 0,1,5,6,10,50,60 Supported 6TB Raw Capacity for Standard VM Storage & Room to Grow 1GB Non Volatile RAID Controller Cache - Super Capacitor & Flash Backed

 

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  • Applications

    High Availability Deployments
    Server Virtualisation
    VDI

  • BIOS Features

    ACPI 1.0
    ACPI 2.0
    ACPI 3.0
    ACPI 4.0
    APM 1.2
    BIOS Rescue Hot Keys
    DMI 2.3
    PCI 2.3
    Plug and Play (PnP)
    SMBIOS 2.7.1
    UEFI 2.3.1
    USB keyboard support

  • BIOS Type

    128MB SPI Flash with AMI UEFI

  • Buttons

    Power On/Off button
    System Reset button

  • Chipset

    Intel C602

  • Colour

    Black

  • CPU Family

    Intel Xeon

  • CPU Manufacturer

    Intel

  • CPU Model

    E5-2670

  • CPU Quantity (Installed)

    2

  • CPU Quantity (Maximum)

    2

  • CPU Series

    Intel Xeon E5-2600

  • Drive Bays

    2U Syncro Shared DAS JBOD Shelf with up to 24 x 2.5" SSD or HDD's

  • Error Detection

    Corrects single-bit errors
    Detects double-bit errors (using ECC memory)

  • Expansion Slots

    1 x (x16) PCI-E 3.0
    4 x (x8) PCI-E 3.0 slots

  • Form Factor

    2U

  • GPU Family

    Matrox G-Series

  • GPU Manufacturer

    Matrox

  • GPU Model

    Matrox G200eW

  • HDD's (Installed)

    1 x STEC s3000-D Direct Attached JBOD
    4 x 500GB WD RE4 SATA
    4 x sTec S842 400GB 2.5" SAS2.0 MLC SSDs
    10 x 600GB Hitachi Ultrastar SAS2

  • Input/Output

    1 x DOM (Disk on Module) power connector
    1 x RJ45 Dedicated IPMI LAN port
    1 x TPM 1.2 20-pin Header
    1 x VGA port
    2 x Fast UART 16550 serial ports
    2 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports
    2 x SATA 3.0 ports (6Gbps)
    4 x SATA 2.0 ports (3Gbps)
    4 x SATA ports (3Gbps) via SCU
    9 x USB 2.0 ports

  • Manufacturer

    Boston

  • Memory (Installed)

    128GB

  • Memory (Maximum)

    512GB

  • Memory Slots

    8

  • Memory Speed

    1600MHz

  • Memory Type

    DDR3-1600 Registered ECC

  • Network Adapter

    Intel i350 Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet
    Realtek RTL8201F PHY (dedicated IPMI)
    Supports 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T, RJ45 output
    Virtual Machine Device Queues reduce I/O overhead

  • Number of Nodes

    2

  • Product Range

    Boston Fenway

  • PSU Output Capacity

    740 Watts

  • SAS Controller

    LSI Syncro CS 9286-8E External Conn RAID SAS Dual Syncro Controllers with CV

  • Software (Installed)

    Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012

  • System Bus

    QPI up to 8 GT/s

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