6160 SAS Switch

Share storage between servers in direct-attached storage environments for greater performance and efficiency

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Direct-attached storage (DAS) environments have traditionally been unable to share storage between servers and storage enclosures, resulting in lower utilization and creating “islands” of storage. The SAS 6160 6Gb/s SAS Switch enables shared DAS, letting multiple servers connect to one or more storage systems with up to 1,000 devices. Also compatible with SATA devices, the SAS 6160 Switch is designed for small and medium business (SMB) and other environments seeking a unified storage strategy without the high costs of traditional SAN infrastructure.
  • Share DAS between multiple servers for greater availability and utilization
  • Easily manage storage arrays with SAS in-band and Ethernet out-of-band management
  • Performance to support bandwidth-intensive applications with 16 SAS ports with aggregate bandwidth of 384Gb/s
  • Easier management with T-10 compliant zoning and support for up to 192 zone groups and 16 zone sets
  • Install a dual switch configuration with no additional rack space needed

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Whats in the box
6160 SAS Switch LSI00269 SAS6160, Power Supply, Power Cord, QIG & Documentation CD
Specification Value
Lifecycle Active
Distrib. Inventory No
Samples Available Yes
SAS Bandwidth 24Gb/s, each wide port
SAS Ports Configuration 16 ea wide ports, x4 lanes wide
SAS Protocols SSP
Storage Devices Supported 3 or 6 Gb/s SAS and/or SATA end devices
Management Interface 10/100 Ethernet out-of-band to standard HTML browser or network
Firmware Field upgradeable
Connectors SAS: 16 ea. x4 Mini-SAS SFF8088, 2 with SAS 2.1, Active copper cable support cable support, 14 with standard SAS 2.0 passive cable support. Ethernet: 1 RJ-45
LED Indicators Activity – 1 per port
Power Consumption 25W nominal
Power Supply 100-240 VAC @ 50/60Hz external power supply
Cooling Dual fans
SAS Compliance SAS 2.1
Physical Dimensions Switch 1.65" x 8" x 10" (Two will fit within a standard 1U rack space)
MTBF 640,000 hours (including power supply)
Regulatory Certifications Canada ICES-003 Class B, CE Europe (EN55022/EN55024), FCC Class A, Class B, Japan VCCI EMC: Class B-US (CFR 47, P15B)
Warranty 3 years
Environment Operating Temperature: 5°C to 50°C, Relative Humidity: 5% to 90% Non-condensing

Documentation Text

Case Study1 i
FAQs1 i
Product Guide1 i
Quick Installation Guide1 i
Release Notes8 i
Solution Brief2 i

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Firmware5 i
Management Software and Tools1 i
Software8 i